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Production Time

1 month

Dimensions (Width × Height × Depth)

5.25 in × 4 in

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French Sweet Tooth Pop-tone 100lb cover and matching envelopes

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Design was hand lettered by Brandon Kirk, envelopes were hand lettered by Camille Long


These invitations exude a cheerful, playful presence, partly through the use of color, partly because of the hand-drawn type, and partly, because they have quirky little illustrations throughout. Also it looks like their reception was located in a huge cupcake. Winning wedding.

The wrapper was scored on press four times so it would lay flat when folded. Each insert card was hand edged with a rubber stamp ink pad to achieve the yellow edge. I designed rubber stamps for the return addresses on the save the date, reply cards and envelopes to save money. We used a yellow marker on the envelopes to create the yellow dingbats separating the address.

I wanted a very warm and inviting wedding invitation so I hand lettered everything and drew the illustrations and patterns by hand. Neither of us like things that are too frilly or fussy and are not fans of most script fonts. I based the illustrations and patterns on pet names we have for each other: me - a graphic designer (Bumble bee) and him - a lighting designer (Firefly). The colors followed the concept of light and design.

Hand lettering looks great but is very tedious and time consuming. I set text in another font first to rough in copy, spell check and proof before the final was done. We found out that the cross hatch pattern on the back did not create as deep of a relief in the paper as we expected because of the amount of coverage and how tight the lines are to each other. I would probably have made the pattern a little bigger so the pressure would disperse less evenly to create more texture from the letterpress.

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Lauren Dickens

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Lauren Dickens

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May 25, 2011


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