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Special Delivery!

January 20th, 2011 — 3:57pm

I wanted to share this birth announcement that I created for a friend/colleague. It is inspired by a wedding invitation design that I did, featured in Brides Magazine, last year. The theme was “vintage schoolhouse” printed on old school paper, mounted to old file folders, and packaged in manila envelopes. The look had such an old fashioned sweetness about it… also perfect for a birth announcement!
On the front of the envelopes I silkscreen printed my stork illustration and found the perfect use for my vintage “Special Delivery” labels.

On the back of the envelopes I played with the same “schoolyard song” as I had for the wedding invitations, only taking it a bit further… first comes love, then comes marriage, then comes…. Jameson!
I had so much fun creating schoolbook-like illustrations and hand-lettering. Using a clock for the time of his birth, a scale for his weight, and a ruler for his length measurement. I like how the parent’s names cradle each side of my baby Jameson illustration.

5 comments » | Birth Announcements, Hand-lettering & Typography, Illustration, Portfolio Archives, Process

Brides Magazine Feature

August 17th, 2010 — 3:29pm

I’m excited to announce my first printed feature in the September issue of
BRIDES magazine! I had so much fun creating this youthful wedding invitation.

I hand-lettered all of the text inspired by fonts I found in an old grammar book. The illustrations too, are from or inspired by my collection of school books from the 40′s and 50′s. I silkscreen printed the invitation and envelope in red and brown ink, using vintage school paper, old file folders (blue card stock), and manila envelopes. I love how the file folder is the perfect complimentary blue to the ruled lines in the paper. I mounted the paper onto the card stock using grommets and adorned with red and white twine.

Here is the front of the manila envelope. I am always a fan of hand-addressing envelopes but I thought using an old typewriter to address these was more appropriate and fun.
I loved using old labels and address stickers from my collection. This was also a great opportunity to hunt for unused vintage stamps. I found a whole variety of amazing stamps at the United States Stamp Company on Bush Street in San Francisco…
a highly recommended field trip if you get a chance.

And here is the back of the envelope, which is a piece of art in itself. Inspired by the sweetness of “young love” I thought it would be fun to play with that old school song that we all know so well “… then comes marriage”! I think this “School Theme” invitation is so special and adds a nostalgic playfulness to a wedding celebration.

1 comment » | Hand-lettering & Typography, Illustration, Process, Weddings & Events

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