Hi All! With just a little over a week until Halloween, I decided it was time to do some cleaning up around the Etsy shop, and put a bunch of stuff on sale! In honor of the changing seasons, you’ll find several items discounted by 50% or more in the new “Sale” section in our shop! In addition, now through Halloween, use the coupon code HAPPYFALL13 to take an extra 15% off anything in our Etsy shop. We’ve also begun listing holiday cards, so if anyone is up for some early holiday shopping, there’s that too! Happy Shopping!
If you’re in Portland, Oregon, join us tomorrow for the 5th Annual Portland Letterpress Printer’s Fair, held in conjunction with Design Week Portland! This year’s fair is going to be held from noon to 7pm on Saturday, October 12th at the Oregon Rail Heritage Center, which is located at 2250 SE Water Avenue. Twin Ravens Press will be selling new greeting cards and paper goods along with old favorites. There will also be several other independent artists, designers and small studios represented at the fair. Come down and visit and see the wide variety of awesome letterpress goods we and our fellow Pacific Northwest artists have to offer. Admission is free and Ninkasi Brewing is donating beer for the event! We hope to see you there!!
I’ve shown this particular design before, but I love it so much that I figured it was time to show it off again! The wedding invitation suite you see above was originally designed by Jihee Wu, and printed by us, for her own wedding in 2011, but Australian couple, Emma and Joseph, saw it on our site, and loved it so much, that they hired Jihee and I to recreate it for their wedding!
Their suite includes an A7 size invitation, printed in two colors, with a coordinating envelope, and an A2 size reply card with coordinating envelope. All of the pieces were printed on Crane Lettra Pearl White Paper. The envelopes we used were from Waste Not Paper Company.
I just love the contrast in this design between the super-modern, san-serif type used for the majority of the invitation and the lovely, custom script Jihee created for the names. I also love how we made the single line “joyfully invite you to their wedding” stand out by printing it in such a bright pink! The address on the invite envelope was designed to match using the same script for the names, stretching across the flap and the same modern type for the rest of the address.
The reply card and envelope that you can see below also featured custom script and modern type, printed in grey ink! I love it!!
Thanks so much again for working with us, Emma & Joseph!
A little while ago we were hired to print a set of really cool (no pun intended) business cards for COOL Creative, Inc. in Miami, Florida. COOL Creative is an award-winning, multi-disciplinary creative studio with world-class experience in the tourism, entertainment, retail, B2B, non-profit organizations, and hospitality markets. They specialize in developing thoughtful creative that leverages a diverse mix of media platforms so that messages will resonate better with consumers. Check out their website or blog!
COOL Creative’s super-cool business cards were letterpress printed on a custom duplexed black and white stock. The white side featured their contact information and logo, along with a functional QR code in black ink. The reverse, black side featured a repeating pattern of their logo printed in a varnish.
The black and white duplex paper is fancy in and of itself, but in order to make these cards even fancier, we also edge-painted them with a bright, neon green edge paint. Super-COOL!
Thanks so much, Johanne and Terrance, for working with us on this project!!
I was putting away samples earlier today and came across this absolutely sweet birth announcement we made last year for one of our long-time clients, Amy. Amy had her second child, a boy, during the summer of 2012 and we created this adorable announcement to announce his birth! Elliot’s announcements were extra fun to create, because Amy wanted them to coordinate with her older daughter’s announcements which we had created back in 2009. If you’d like to check those out, click here. If you visited that link, you’ll notice that both announcements for Amy and Matt’s kiddos are similar in style. They’re both an A2 size and they both feature little buzzing bees. The envelopes are exactly the same, just different colors, but Elliot’s also feature a teddy bear along with the bees. What a cute announcement for the newest addition to Amy, Matt and Cameron’s family!
Thanks so much again Amy! You’re the best!
Check out this lovely and classic wedding invitation suite we recently completed for Australian couple, Anna & James! Anna and James are getting married outside on the grounds of their church in Gleniffer, New South Wales, in April of 2014. Anna had a fantastically clear vision of what she wanted for her wedding invitations, and hired us to turn that vision into a reality! Her and James’ suite features an A7 size invitation, a custom made tag that has RSVP information printed on one side and information about gift-giving on the other, and coordinating envelopes. The styling is timeless and classic. All pieces were printed in black ink and feature a gorgeous, contemporary calligraphy font, contrasted with a classic roman typeface for the majority of the wording. There are also some lovely, hand-drawn details decorating both the tags and invitations.
I just love the tree motif at the top of this invitation! It’s so lovely and whimsical when paired with the calligraphy font that we used for Anna and James’ names.
Below, you can see a closer view of the tags. These were custom laser cut out of the same cotton rag paper that we used for the invitations and then printed double-sided with the gift and RSVP information. Each tag also has a hole drilled in it so that Anna could tie them on to the invitation with either twine or a ribbon.
I loved working with Anna and James on this suite, and I think the results are just beautiful! If you’re looking to create a similar style for your wedding, please don’t hesitate to contact us! We would love to work with you!
If you’ve been following our blog or Etsy Shop for a while, you’ll know that one of my favorites of our designs is our Origami Crane String Card. I love this design so much, that I’ve printed it in several different color combinations, and I’m happy to announce that this newest color-way is now available in our Etsy Shop and for wholesale orders! These new cards are an A2 size and come with coordinating light blue envelopes. They are available in sets of 12, sets of 6, and as singles. Please contact us if you’d like to order more than what is currently available on our Etsy site. We gladly welcome bulk and wholesale orders!
Check out these beautiful turquoise and silver invitations that we created earlier this year for Los Angeles couple, Jennifer & Sol! I just love turquoise and silver together, as a color combination, and I absolutely love the way we were able to combine modern, center-justified, san-serif type with pretty, swirly script for the names. The decorative silver flourishes in the top and bottom corners of the invite were also a really nice visual element!
Jenn & Sol’s invites were printed on super-soft, 100% cotton rag paper. I just love the way that the thin lettering truly creates a “bite” in the page!
The invitations were paired with a coordinating, shimmery, turquoise envelope that featured the couple’s return address printed on the back in silver ink. We also printed some more decorative flourishing on the front corners of each envelope!
Jenn & Sol’s gorgeous wedding was featured on Style Me Pretty! If you’d like to see some totally beautiful photos from their big day, go check them out!
Jenn & Sol were truly a pleasure to work with and I just love how their wedding invitations came out! If either of you are reading this, thanks so much again for working with us! If you ever need anything in the future, please don’t hesitate to let us know!
Check out the beautiful calligraphy that we letterpress printed for Louisiana couple, Amanda & Rhett’s, classic wedding invitations for their March 2013 wedding at the White Oak Plantation in Baton Rouge, Louisiana! The gorgeous calligraphy for these invites was done by Kathryn Podorsky of Della Carta Studio, and then letterpress printed by us, in black ink on 7″ square, luxurious Arturo Fine Stationery. These were paired with matching inner and outer envelopes. The outer envelopes featured Amanda’s parent’s return address in calligraphy on the back flap. Gorgeous!!
With the release earlier this year of the Hollywood remake of The Great Gatsby, we’ve been getting a few inquiries into “Great Gatsby” or Art Deco-themed wedding invitations. Check out this set that we created for Washington, DC couple, Lauren and David, who were married this past March in Cincinnati, Ohio! Lauren and David’s suite featured and A7 invite and 4bar reply card, printed on Duplex-weight 100% cotton paper in a medium grey ink, and coordinating grey envelopes that were printed with the couple’s return address in black ink. Both the invitation and reply card featured Art-Deco style borders and the font we used was also reminiscent of that era in design.
Aren’t these lovely?!? If you’re planning an urban, art-deco (or Gatsby) themed wedding, please contact us! We would love to work with you!