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Lead Image

Chris and Leesa’s intimate camping adventure wedding is promised to be just as sweet and simple as the invite suggests. Scout’s honor.  

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Client

Chris & Leesa


Quantity Produced

20


Production Cost


Production Time

Dimensions (Width × Height × Depth)

5.8 × 4.1 in.


Page Count


Paper Stock

Crane / Lettra / Pearl White / 300gsm


Number of Colors

1

Varnishes


Binding


Typography

Pacifico
Stag

 


Chris and Leesa Wedding Invitation
Chris and Leesa Wedding Invitation
Chris and Leesa Wedding Invitation
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Project Description

When Brisbane author Chris Currie and his fiancé Leesa commissioned us to create their wedding invitations we were a bit daunted by the task. It was going to be a challenge to follow up their unconventional proposal that garnered the couple worldwide attention.

Working closely with Chris and Leesa we decided on a theme for the wedding: it was set to be their next Great Adventure. The wedding will be a small and personal affair, set in cabins amongst the bushland in the mountains of the Gold Coast Hinterland. With just twenty invitations going out to close friends and family, we were able to focus our attention on craft and detail.

The invitation was letterpress printed in a hand-mixed red ink on Pearl White Crane Lettra 300gsm and tucked inside a rustic, kraft string and button envelope. A custom designed and embroidered merit badge was carefully sewn onto each invitation by hand. The merit badge, complete with over-locked edge, is sweet memento for all those who participated in Chris & Leesa's Great Adventure.

Production Lesson(s)

Smaller production runs mean that you can get craftier with your execution. You can't sew a badge onto 2,000 invitations, but you can for 20”

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Kelly Cree

Writer for UnderConsideration LLC.

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Date Published

August 8, 2012

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Filed Under

Letterpress
Wedding materials

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UnderConsideration is a graphic design enterprise that runs a network of blogs, publishes books, organizes live events and judged competitions, and designs for clients.


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Art of the Menu / Cataloguing the underrated creativity of menus from around the world.

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

Speak Up (2002 – 2009) / Discussing, and looking for, what is relevant in, and the relevance of, graphic design. Archives Only.

Word It (2003 – 2010) / Encouraging creative diversity in the community through monthly, one-word challenges. Archives Only.

Brand New Classroom (2010 – 2011) / Providing a space for critique and opinions on student identity workArchives Only.

graphic design

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

publishing

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.

Events & Judged Competitions

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.

Brand New Awards / Celebrating the best identity work produced around the world.

FPO Awards / Celebrating the best print work from around the world.

Writing

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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