This week seems to be shaping up to a week where I’m not only blogging about awesome things that we’re doing, I’m also blogging about awesome things that other people are doing and things that I love as well. Living in lovely, eco-friendly, Eugene, you see a lot of awesome-ly designed, random, different, or customized bikes around. Many of these bike owners have built or customized their bikes themselves, but nonetheless, it makes for awesome people-watching, as well as awesome alternative transportation for a city that’s keen on protecting the environment. I have a pretty awesome bike, that I ride all over the place when the weather is decent to nice, but I always thought it would be great to have a bike trailer to haul stuff around with. Well, what if your bike and bike trailer were an all-in-one, awesomely designed package? Check out the Madsen. It may be one of the coolest ideas I’ve seen this week.
I wanted to show off a really neat set of pieces I finished last week for a couple just north of us, in Portland, Oregon. This is one of only a few pieces that I’ve printed in only metallic inks, but if done right, I think they effect can be absolutely stunning! In order to save some money, the bride and groom, Audrey and Eric, decided to have many of the pieces in their stationery suite flat printed, but hired Twin Ravens Press to print their actual invitation and invitation envelopes letterpress. Both pieces turned out absolutely beautiful (as you can see from the photo at the top of this post)!
Great news for Twin Ravens Press fans in and around Austin, Texas! I’m currently in the process of finishing up and getting ready to ship off an order of Twin Ravens Press cards to a little retail shop in Austin called Finch!
Thanks so much again, Kristin & Tim! All the best!
Thanks so much again for doing such a phenomenal job on these invitations. Everyone loves them, especially Tim and I. They definitely are exactly what we were looking for, simple but sophisticated. … You can be sure I will be recommending you to anyone who will benefit from your services. Thank you again for adding a special touch to our special day!
I just finished printing a set of gorgeous wedding menus for a couple who are getting married in Spain next Saturday. I’ve been working with the bride and groom that these are for for several months now and this is the final piece they are having me print for their wedding. The couple I’m speaking of are Isabel and Luis, who I printed a gorgeous set of wedding invitations for back in January. I wrote about working with Isabel and about her wedding invitations in a couple of other blog posts, which you can find here and here.
Here’s another beautiful and summery wedding invitation suite that I completed last month for a lovely couple in Georgia! The bride, Cecilia, had been following Wedding Bee for a few months and had seen some of the work my company had done for different brides on that site and decided to contact me about creating a wedding invitation suite for her June wedding. As you can see in the above photo of the suite, Cecilia and William’s set included a T-Length wedding invitation and coordinating envelope and a 4bar size reply card with coordinating envelope. Here is the invitation and invitation envelope:
If, like me, you work in some kind of design or creative field full-time, you’re sure to appreciate this video. You’ll also like it if you are just a fan of really awesome uses of typography.
F is for Fail is a short film about the creative process, and the failure we always encounter, but usually overcome. Told using the alphabet, each letter informs us of the state of the protagonist’s creativity/state of mind. Each letter has two words associated with it (except A and Z); sometimes the positive word overpowers the negative word, and vice-versa.