When I first begin working with clients and often when I’m just talking to potential clients about a potential letterpress project, I am often asked “how does letterpress work?” or “how does working with your studio work?”. These are fair questions, and ones that I’ve been meaning to address here (as well as the more formal website for Twin Ravens that I’ve been working on) for quite some time. I still plan to eventually put this out, in my own words, in the near future, however, I came across this video this morning and thought that it would be a great basis for explaining what it’s like to work with a letterpress studio. At Twin Ravens Press, I print from both antique lead type and from photopolymer plates. My studio does a few things different from Starshaped Press, like we always offer several rounds of digital proofs of our designs, prior to printing, etc. All in all, though, I think that their video is a great, short, demonstration of how working with a letterpress studio works. If you are a potential client and are curious about the process of creating your future letterpress printed piece, or if you are just curious, watch this video. It’s pretty cute too!
A few weeks ago I completed a lovely and unique little set of Save-the-Date cards for a pair of good friends who are getting married in late August of this year. Sarah and Geordie were one of the first couples I met and became good friends with, shortly after moving to Eugene, and I am excited to be designing and printing their wedding stationery! We’re currently in the process of working on their main invitation suite, but I thought I would share their Save-the-Date cards in advance!
Happy Friday everyone! For those who need a little bit of semi-work-related humor after a very busy week, like I do, I found this awesome video. It’s got fonts, superheroes, personifications and more! What could be better?!?
Let me tell you: I have been totally excited to show off this wedding invitation suite, pretty much since the bride, Cherie, originally contacted me about it back in January. The invitations and related pieces were completed for this suite in early May, however, I wanted to wait to show it to you until all of the pieces were completed, including the paper goods for the actual wedding and reception! You can see the majority of the pieces in the photo at the top of this post. Cherie and Larry’s suite included the wedding invitation, reply card, reply card envelope an inner/outer invitation envelope set, place cards and program covers – all of which were letterpress printed.
e stationery so much that they didn’t want to return the reply card – and some of them just flat-out didn’t, and called or e-mailed with their response instead. I know that they are going to have a wonderful celebration in a couple of weeks!
Last month I completed a really sweet and summery little wedding invitation suite for an American couple that is living in Tunisia (they work for the State Department), who are getting married in Massachusetts later this month! How does a couple living in a country that far away find out about Twin Ravens Press, you ask? She was recommended to us by a previous client, Isabel, who just moved to Tunisia for work as well. If you’d like to read about Isabel’s stationery (which also turned out really cool!), you can here, here, and here.
This past weekend I made the short drive up I-5 to Salem, Oregon for a couple of my friends from college’s wedding. If you’ve been following this blog for a little while, you may remember me mentioning Paul and Jesika. I designed and letterpress printed their wedding stationery, which you can read about here.
y exciting to see you make a life-long commitment on Saturday. Thank you for inviting us to share in your special day!
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