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Luxe like a box set and pretty enough to steal, this silkscreened and letterpressed wedding invitation for Jen and Mike sets the tone for a perfect pirate party. 



Jen Lai + Mike Thompson

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One month

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5.5 × 8.5 in

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French Paper Co. / Madero Beach, Colour plan / Grey

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Rock n Roll Pirate Wedding
Rock n Roll Pirate Wedding
Rock n Roll Pirate Wedding
Rock n Roll Pirate Wedding
Rock n Roll Pirate Wedding
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I used to take a lot of wedding invitations. Now the invitations I take on are generally reserved for friends getting married or people who I know that together we can make something really cool... special projects for very special people only.

In this case, she works in fashion, he is in a band. They told me they were having a Rock & Roll Pirate themed wedding but didn’t know what that meant, and that they wanted skulls. So, naturally, when the bride says skulls, the bride gets skulls! The whole thing together has an on the road, backstage pass, playbill feel. There is no blank folder here, every part has a purpose–Each piece is like a little ephemeral token picked up along a road trip and folded into one package.

One of the perks of designing wedding invitations for friends is being able to say things like, let’s use any of the budget you were going to spend on design and add it to the print budget for letterpress. And they say ok, and then that’s when Everlovin’ Press comes in and we make awesome stuff like this.

Production Lesson(s)

Initially the screenprinted map/poster piece was going to be digitally printed, and therefore not built to be screened. Converting/rebuilding the map took some serious trial and error, but Ironclad Graphics was there every step of the way to make sure it turned out awesome. ”

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Jessica Mullen

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August 5, 2015


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