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Ross & Bronwyn’s Wedding Stationery

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Production Method

Letterpress

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Design

Bronwyn Gruet

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Printing

A friend with a letterpress

These letterpressed wedding invitations were inspired by nineteenth-century insurance maps and intended to reflect the historic feel of the nineteenth-century wedding venue. The attention to detail and level of care necessary to pull a design like this off is impressive. 

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Client

Self


Quantity Produced

200


Production Cost


Production Time

6 weeks

Dimensions (Width × Height × Depth)


Page Count


Paper Stock

140lb French Paper - Speckletone Madero Beach


Number of Colors

1

Varnishes


Binding


Typography

Custom
LHF Billhead 1900

 


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Project Description

We wanted to put together wedding stationery that would reflect the historic feel of our 19th century venue, but also feel welcoming and happy. I drew inspiration from the type styles of 19th century insurance maps, and paired the ornate typography with linen fabric and a dusty purple & yellow color scheme to give it a warmer feel. By combining letterpress, stamping, and digital printing, we were able to create the set within a small budget. It took a long time to get the type to a point that I felt was finished, but the aesthetic was perfect for our down-to-earth wedding at a classical venue!

Production Lesson(s)

The biggest challenge in this project was letter-pressing our save the dates and invitations. I worked with a good friend of mine to press them on her letterpress, and it took a lot of trial and error to get the ink color and impression we wanted. In the end, we wound up with pieces that had a very light impression, but I felt like the hand-made feel and paper choice were more important than a deep impression, so I was really happy with how they turned out.”

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Duncan Robertson

Former intern at UnderConsideration LLC.

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Date Published

October 29, 2013

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Filed Under

Letterpress
Wedding materials

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