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Romantic ink combinations symbolize the union between designer and wife in this informative and rational wedding invitation package. Judging by the evidence presented, living happily ever after is the next logical step. 

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Client

Self


Quantity Produced

60


Production Cost

$1,700


Production Time

7 Days

Dimensions (Width × Height × Depth)

Invite: 9 1/8 in × 3 5/8 in
RSVP: 4 7/8 in × 3 1/2 in


Page Count


Paper Stock

Crane's Lettra, Ecru, 600 GSM


Number of Colors

2 Spot

Varnishes


Binding


Typography

Berthold Akzidenz Grotesk
Archer (Hoefler & Frere-Jones)

 


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Project Description

My wife and I met in high school and had been together for over ten years when I began thinking about designing our own wedding invitations. Our wedding was to be held on a beautiful grassy hill on a farm in Charlottesville, VA, with the reception taking place in an old barn. After a lot of thought, I envisioned a timeline of our lives that represented how long we had been together, which led to more ideas involving infographics. The Venn diagram monogram evolved out of this and informed the rest of the design, including icons, a map, and a flow chart.

I knew letterpress was going to have the best quality for such an intimate invitation, so I designed with that in mind. I made the monogram consist of two colors, representing the two of us, and we overprinted the circles to create a third color where they overlap. The transparent nature of the ink allows them to blend beautifully. The registration was absolutely perfect on each one, and it gave a cool effect of the little heart popping out. We packaged them up in paper bag-colored envelopes and rubber stamped our logo and return address on them, keeping the feel consistent with the rustic style of the wedding. Overall, I think it really represents my wife and I and our farm wedding perfectly, and I think the design and production turned out better than I could have imagined.

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Kelly Cree

Former intern at UnderConsideration LLC.

More: Online / On Twitter

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Date Published

March 19, 2012

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Filed Under

Letterpress
V1 to V2
Wedding materials

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Quipsologies / Chronicling the most curious, creative, and notable projects, stories, and events of the graphic design industry on a daily basis.

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Department of Design / Designing corporate and brand identities and full development of printed and digital matter for clients.

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The 2010 FPO Awards / 2011, self-published.

The 2010 Brand New Awards / 2011, self-published.

Flaunt: Designing effective, compelling and memorable portfolios of creative work / 2010, self-published.

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Brand New Conference / A one-day event on the development of corporate and brand identity projects by some of today’s most active and influential practitioners from around the world.

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Graphic Design, Referenced: A Visual Guide to the Language, Applications, and History of Graphic Design / 2009, Rockport.

Women of Design: Influence and Inspiration from the Original Trailblazers to the New Groundbreakers / 2008, HOW Books.

The Word It Book: Speak Up Presents a Gallery of Interpreted Words / 2007, HOW Books.


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