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Custom Business Cards | Michael Werner

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It’s really cool to have really cool friends.  I think that goes without saying, but it’s nice to point it out every now and again.

I met Michael Werner and his wife, Katie, four years ago when both were teaching Journalism at the University of Oregon, and they were looking for someone to create their wedding invitations.  The wedding invitations we did for them are still one of my favorite suites we’ve done, ever, and after doing the job, the three of us became great friends.  Michael and Katie moved north to Seattle not too long after that, but we’ve kept in touch, and I was super-excited when Michael contacted me about creating a set of business cards for him.

Michael’s snazzy cards are black & red and feature some awesome blind embossing of a photograph he took outside of Seattle on one side.  They were printed on super-thick Crane Lettra Bright White paper and feature really bright red edge painting.  They really stand out from the crowd!

Michael2Michael is an Emmy award-winning filmmaker, cinematographer and editor who’s work has been featured by PBS, The New York Times Company, The Associated Press, and The U.S. Olympic Committee, among others.  His work has also been shown at the Cannes International Film Festival.  If you’d like to learn more about Michael and his work, check out his website!

Thanks so much for working with me on these, Michael!  I’m so glad we’ve kept in touch!

Custom Business Cards | Write Away For You Calligraphy

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Boy, howdy!  Was I excited to get this little business card job!  We’ve been working with Lynda Asprinio and her wedding stationery clients at Write Away For You Calligraphy for years, so I was beyond thrilled when Lynda herself hired us to letterpress print her new business cards!  Lynda’s cards feature her calligraphy and some beautiful calligraphic vine border designs.  They were printed in two ink colors: gold and black, on a very unique paper.  The paper is Magnani Annigoni, which comes from a small mill in Italy and is a distinctive natural color with flecks of wool fiber it it!  I love it!

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Lynda is based in Pennsylvania and specializes in hand calligraphy for weddings and other special events.  You can find more information about her styles and pricing and see more examples of her work on her website!  If you’re planning a wedding or other special event, I would highly recommend Lynda!  Go check her out!

Cool Business Cards for COOL Creative, Inc.

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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.

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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!

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Thanks so much, Johanne and Terrance, for working with us on this project!!

Weddings | Anna & James

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!

Weddings | Amanda & Rhett

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!!

Weddings | Jackie & Brent

One of the things I get asked for, all the time, is whether or not we can “put a modern twist on a classic wedding invitation”.  The answer is “Yes!”.  Twin Ravens Press prints lots of different “classic” and “traditional” looking wedding invitations, that incorporate modern elements into their design.  For example, check out the suite that we created above, last year, for Massachusetts couple, Jackie & Brent.  Jackie and Brent wanted a classic, elegant, black & white wedding invitation suite that incorporated a few modern details.  Their suite included an invitation and reply card that featured black ink and blind embossing.  Matching, white envelopes that were printed with black ink and a paper + ribbon belly band to tie the suite together.  We lined the invitation envelope with a custom printed, light blue, damask liner for a touch of color!

As you can see below, the invitation itself is traditional looking.  It features a nice, crisp letterpress impression in black ink, script names, roman body font and a decorative blind embossed pattern at the top and bottom to frame the text.  These invitations were printed on super-thick, duplex-weight, 100% cotton paper.

As I mentioned above, both sets of envelopes were white and were designed to match the invitation.  The reply card was also printed on duplex paper stock and featured blind embossing on the bottom of the card.  Jackie & Brent’s belly band medallion was printed in black ink and featured their initials as a scripty monogram.  Look how pretty it looked, tying their invitations together with an ivory, satin ribbon!

I love how this suite is a classic, black & white letterpress suite, making it perfect for just about any formal occasion, yet it incorporates some modern and whimsical elements like the belly band and damask envelope liner to add a splash of color!  Contact us if you’re seeking something classic, with a contemporary twist for your upcoming event!

 

New Mixed Sets of Robot Cards from Josh Searl!

Check out these new, absolutely adorable sets of greeting cards from Eugene artist, Josh Searl!  We’ve been working with Josh for a while now on collaborative greeting card projects, including these awesome monsters and these fun birds & dinos, and the robots you see here are the newest in Josh’s collection!  These cards are sold as mixed sets of 12.  There are 4 different designs, and each box contains 3 of each of them.  All robot cards are printed in black ink on pearl white, 100% cotton paper and all of the cards are paired with light grey envelopes.  These cards are blank on the inside and are perfect for just about any occasion.  They also make the perfect gift for a friend or loved one!  These cards, as well as Josh’s other designs, are available in our Etsy store.  For wholesale inquiries, please contact us directly. 

Weddings | Alexandra & Simon

I love a classic black & white letterpress invitation so much!  They’re timeless, beautiful, and can work with just about any type of celebration!  Earlier this year we created the invite you see in the photos above and below for Australian couple, Alexandra and Simon.  They wanted something timeless with a little bit of modern flair.  Their invitation is printed in black ink on a gorgeous 100% cotton rag paper.  It features a classic all-caps, serif font for the body text, and a more decorative script font for their names.  The invites also featured rounded corners and copper edge painting.  We paired this invite with a matching envelope, printed with the couple’s return address in the same style, and then lined each one with a more modern and playful blue envelope liner!  The liner featured a fun pattern of different blue and copper dots, which coordinated wonderfully with the edge painting on the invitations!  So awesome!! 

Weddings | Sarah & Adam

We’ve had a lot of clients from Australia as of late, and I always love working with our friends from Down Under!  They have such a lovely design sense, and all seem to be lovely people to boot!  The set of wedding invitations you see above were designed by the client, and printed by us, for Sarah and Adam’s wedding in Brisbane, Australia earlier this spring.  The suite featured an A7 size invitation, a 5″ square map/directions card and a 4bar size RSVP postcard, all printed in two ink colors: black and turquoise.  These were paired with unprinted light yellow envelopes from Green Paper Company!

I just love the vintage-looking floral motifs and scripty, decorative font that Sarah used throughout the suite!  The detail on the map card is pretty phenomenal too!

While we’re located in Oregon, Twin Ravens Press is happy to print and ship anywhere in the world!  If you’re looking to have something printed for your upcoming wedding or event, please don’t hesitate to contact us!  We’d love to work with you!

Thanks so much again Sarah & Adam!  Cheers!

 

Weddings | Jeremy & Kim

Hi Everybody!  These invitations that we printed last fall for Oklahoma couple, Kim & Jeremy, combine two of my very favorite things: classic elements and contemporary styling, with a fun and funky combination of paper and inks!  When Jeremy first approached me about printing he and Kim’s invitations, they knew they wanted something a little out of the ordinary, and I think these black invitations with metallic gold ink and edge painting, really fit the bill. Their suite included an A7 size invitation printed on duplex-weight black paper with gold ink, a 4bar size reply card printed on shimmery gold, handmade Porridge Paper with black ink, and coordinating envelopes for both!  

I really love Jeremy and Kim’s invitation design, which you can see in better detail above!  Not only is the combination of gold ink on black paper really unique for a wedding, but I love how they were able to incorporate more classic looking flourishes and patterns into a really unique layout for their invite.  I love the large, rustic-looking, scripty names in the center, and the slightly western, serif typeface used for the body text!  They are romantic, rustic, western, classic, and just a tiny bit steampunk all at the same time!  Love it!!

As you can see in the top right photo below, we also edge painted Kim and Jeremy’s invitations with shimmery gold edge paint for an added bit of shiny!  Both the reply card envelope and invitation envelope were designed to match.  Both envelopes were black, printed with gold ink, and featured the bride’s mom’s address inside of a fun rustic border!

For their reply card, Jeremy and Kim wanted to continue using unique colored paper, but they also wanted their guests to be able to write on these easily, so, for these, we just flip-flopped the colors and used a handmade, slightly shimmery, gold cotton paper from Porridge Papers and printed the design in black ink.

Aren’t these invitations just so cool!?!  I just love how unique and interesting they are!  Jeremy and Kim were fabulous to work with this past fall and I imagine that their October wedding was just lovely!

Thanks so much again for working with us Jeremy and Kim!  Many congratulations!