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Mai’s Watermelon Invitation


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Photography by Felis Sarcepuedes



At Saint Gertrude

It’s nice to see a non-digital party invitation for a kid, and heck, this one is even carefully letterpessed. This kid is on the right track, and one day she will understand the quality of the flooding and the care taken with registration. 



Michael and Tanya Caputo

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1 Week

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Letterpress, 1
Giclee, 2






Mai's Watermelon Invites
Mai's Watermelon Invites

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Project Description

The brief was to create a hand lettered invitation that reflected one of Mai's favourite foods, watermelons. I decided to combine letterpress and lettering as they go well together. The concept behind the lettering was to create the drop shadow to reflect the flesh of the watermelons with the seeds.

Production Lesson(s)

I love to experiment with different effects with lettering and letterpress. I'm very lucky that all the projects that I've letterpressed myself, I have the guidance of Amy of Saint Gertrude. One of the main struggles with this particular project was registration of the letterpress plate and troubleshooting when the print isn't solid. I've learnt that when the print isn't solid, I need to add more padding between the paper and the plate. ”

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Bryony Gomez-Palacio

Editor of FPO and co-founder of UnderConsideration LLC.

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March 14, 2016


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