Posts Categorized: letterpress

work wednesday: introducing poppy claire.

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mindy and chris welcomed their precious little poppy claire into this world in may. in addition to their new bundle of joy, they were also planning a cross country move to los angeles. talk about a life change!! so they decided to combine both announcements in a bright + cheery letterpress package. the letterpress birth announcement was printed in a fresh poppy red on a bright white double thick cotton paper stock. poppy’s adorable photo (shot by kevin monko) was attached with a patterned washi tape. the moving card was digitally printed and finished with the line say yes to new adventures. the cards were mailed out in a transparent vellum envelope filled with confetti and wrapped with a matching address label. this happy little package was inspired by this gorgeous hand lettered blanket, from how joyful, that mindy received as a gift. we are so excited to share this package, it makes us so happy. we wish this new little family the best of luck in la la land!!

work wednesday: anna + kevin.

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anna and kevin will be saying their i do’s this weekend at the ashford estate in allentown, new jersey. the very formal and european style venue set the tone for the design of their sophisticated suite. their 5.5″ x 8.5″ letterpress invitation was printed on a luxurious ecru cotton paper in antique gold and charcoal gray. we adorned the top of the invitation with a custom monogram and used traditional fonts and flourishes throughout all of the cards. the reply and accommodations card were printed on a coordinating ivory metallic sheet to add a little sparkle. the invitation was wrapped in a delicate gold silk ribbon and metallic tag with the couple’s wedding date. the invites were mailed in a matching ecru envelope and hand addressed by the bride’s friend. we are currently finishing up a few day of pieces for the soon-to-be mr. and mrs!

work wednesday: alea + ilan.

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alea + ilan will be saying their vows over memorial day weekend on the race street pier in the shadows of the ben franklin bridge. they will party with friends and family afterwards at the industrial lofty venue, power plant productions. this fun couple mentioned that there will be succulents and skulls sprinkled on the tables and we couldn’t wait to incorporate those in their invitation suite. casual handwritten and vintage block style fonts surrounded by wild blooms were letterpressed onto the invitation. the rsvp postcard was printed digitally onto a kraft cover stock. i think our favorite detail has to be the faceless skulls where guests could artistically fill out their response! a hand dyed silk ribbon was wrapped around the cards and tied tightly with natural suede leather and manila tag. a rubber-stamped wedding website with wolf etching is featured here because ilan proposed to his bride at a local wolf sanctuary. we believe that these personal details truly make an invitation one of a kind!

work wednesday: jillian + dave.

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jillian and dave, who wed last june at the congregation rodeph shalom before celebrating amongst family and friends at the please touch museum, desired a balance of elegance and quirk for their invitation suite. their two color letterpress invites were entirely eggplant purple except for the pop of a chartreuse green bow tie indicating guests to sport their very own green bow ties in honor of the couples’ favorite color! their rsvp postcards were presented in madlibs style and featured an 1876 etching of memorial hall during the world’s fair as a homage to their playful reception venue. but the quirkiest part of their cards, perhaps, were the minute details that were added to show the couple’s personality. an alpaca etching was featured on the kraft paper tags, to represent the unforgettable day that dave proposed to jillian in front of a live alpaca! there is also a mini alpaca hidden in the postcard image along with custom monogrammed laurels. their suite was tied together with a chartreuse silk ribbon and tag announcing their website before being mailed out in pale gray envelopes digitally printed with guests’ addresses. we are thrilled with the completion of this suite, and wish this couple a lifetime of fun and fulfillment together!

work wednesday: nassim + andrew.

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nassim and andrew are set to tie the knot later this month at st. ceceilia’s church in boston, massachusetts. their reception, which will take place at the luxurious lenox hotel, acted as a source of inspiration for their desired traditionally and classically elegant wedding invitation suites. by combining navy blue and gold, their two color letterpress invitations were set alongside digitally printed inserts. their suite also included a reception card, accommodations card, and rsvp postcard that feature a black and white photo of the lenox hotel marquee. they also requested a custom map complete with their venues and things to do during their fun-filled wedding weekend. we then placed everything within an ornate ivory, metallic pocket folder with gold flourishing before tying it off with a custom monogrammed tag. their suite was then shipped out in a gold metallic envelope, lined with light gold, and hand addressed in navy ink by joe giampaolo. we’re thrilled with the completion of their wedding suite, and hope their celebration is filled with nothing but love and joy!

work wednesday: joyce + jon.

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joyce and jon are set to wed this summer in beautiful sonoma valley, california. this fun-loving couple has arranged an eventful wedding weekend for family and friends complete with barbeques, pool time, clay shooting and dinner at a hunting club to celebrate! while their big day sounds jam-packed, these two wanted something non-traditional and unfussy for their save the dates. with inspiration stemming from wes anderson’s the grand budapest hotel, this couple’s personalized coaster invitations were created! an illustrator provided this fantastic bear and badger duo to represent them which we letterpressed in black ink and gold metallic foil upon kraft chipboard. a pair of coasters were then placed inside a glassine envelope, sealed with a vintage style airmail sticker and perfectly bundled with patriotic twine. finally, their save the dates were shipped out in light gray, square envelopes with airmail style guest addressing. we are excited to work with this creative couple on their day of pieces!

work wednesday: tamar + mike.

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tamar and mike, who said their i do’s during the january blizzard at the hotel monaco in philadelphia, wanted a design that spoke to the winter season and their culture. this couple also had a keen eye for simplicity and clean design. their letterpress invitation was pressed in charcoal gray ink on a warm, white cotton stock and featured silver foiled edges and a printed back with delicate aqua snowflakes. their reply and accommodations card were neatly tucked into the gray, watercolor wash belly band, which featured two kissing ducks hand-drawn by mike as a representation of a korean tradition.  their suite was mailed in a matching white envelope lined with a larger, snowflake inspired, graphic pattern printed in metallic silver ink. may this couple be mates for life as their symbol represents!

work wednesday: mandi + zachary.

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mandi and zachary tied the knot late last october with a magical outdoor tent wedding in california. the couple, who’s big day took place on the groom’s family farm, wanted a more modern and earthy style for their invitations. with a color palette of neutral grays, whites, and fun pops of coral, the stacked invitation included a letterpress invite in gray ink. the invitations featured details such as a blind deboss woodgrain pattern, digitally printed inserts placed upon cotton stock, and also a custom map added to enhance wedding weekend details. the couple’s dog griffin was even featured upon the front of the card for a more personal touch. we hope their wedding was filled with nothing but love, laughter, and happiness!

work wednesday: conklin family holiday card.

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for her twenty fifteen card, alison conklin had honeycombs on her mind! we designed a coral and teal duplexed photo card that was bursting with letterpress polygons and fun facts from the family’s year in review. these square cards were mailed in bright, coral envelopes which were lined with a patterned liner featuring the family’s first names. victoria, of design house of moira, hand addressed each envelope in white ink using a beautiful thick brush stroke. these may be our favorite conklin greetings to date!

work wednesday: lyndsay + vincent save the date.



lyndsay and vincent will walk down the aisle this june at the rodin museum in philadelphia, pennsylvania. lyndsay was looking for a couture piece to announce her wedding to friends and family. we entrusted artist mandy holt, from myrtle and lloyd, to create a watercolor rendition of the rodin museum and reflection pond. the artwork was printed in full color and the modern, airy black fonts were letterpress. these save the dates were sent out in a matching white cranes envelope with letterpress return address.