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Weddings | Ryan and Makena

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Check out these awesome invitations we letterpress printed earlier this spring for Eugene, Oregon couple, Ryan & Makena!  The style of these invitations is very different than a lot of the invitations we print, which made them super-fun to do!  Ryan and Makena had their friend, and British Illustrator, Alice Bowsher, draw their custom invitation artwork and then they hired us to print it!  I really love Alice’s thick, sketchy, hand-drawn style and the way she’s able to fit so much visual information and interest into each one of her compositions!  If you check out her website, or her Instagram (seriously, do it: she’s amazing), you’ll see that she also incorporates adorable robots, birds, and other fuzzy critters, as well as people, into much of her work, which really pulls at our heartstrings.

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The artwork was sized to fit a standard 5″x7″ invitation and was printed in black ink on Holyoke 100% cotton Natural White paper.  I love that the paper Ryan & Makena picked isn’t a stark white.  The warmth of the paper I feel really adds to the warmth and cheeriness of the illustration work.

For the back of the invitation, we figured we needed to print a little more information and details for the ceremony.  In laying this out, I wanted to keep the feel of the typography consistent with the front of their invitation, so I set all of the type in thicker, black, fonts that look at least somewhat handwritten, while still being very legible.

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I really love how this invitation came together and I was really excited to get to work with a new artist’s work!  Thanks so much Alice, Ryan, and Makena for working with me!  If you ever need anything else, please don’t hesitate to let me know!

Join Us for the First Friday Art Walk at Passionflower Design

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Eugene, Oregon!  Join us this afternoon, Friday, February 5th for the First Friday Art Walk in downtown, Eugene!  We will be doing a letterpress demo at Passionflower Design located at 128 West Broadway, along with members of the Valley Calligraphy Guild who will be showing off impressive penmanship, just in time for all of your Valentine’s Day card and shopping needs!

You may have joined us for Art Walk at Passionflower this past December when we were there right before Christmas!  If you did, you would have seen me with our tiniest letterpress Kelsey, aka “The Brat” printing the adorable holiday tags pictured below (that’s me, in the suspenders!).

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Join us again for a new letterpress printing demo, some pink champagne, gorgeous Valentine’s cards and gifts, and more from 5 pm – 9 pm!  I hope to see you there!

Join Me for a Letterpress Demo at Passionflower Design!

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Twin Ravens Press is very excited to have been invited by Passionflower Design to do a letterpress demo in their store in downtown Eugene tonight for the First Friday Artwalk. Come out, enjoy the Artwalk, pick up a Christmas card and a gift, or two, and visit me while I demonstrate printing on a tabletop 6″x10″ Kelsey Letterpress!  I’ll be printing the holiday tags pictured above, and will also have Christmas cards and tags available for purchase.  If you’ve ever wanted to check out what I do in person, tonight would be a great opportunity for it!  I’ll be there demo-ing from 5 pm – 8 pm.  Passionflower Design is located at 128 E. Broadway (between Pearl St. & Oak St.) in Eugene, Oregon.

Shop Twin Ravens Press at Raven Moon Emporium!

RavenMoon3Hey, hey, Eugene!  If you haven’t done so already, you really ought to go and check out Raven Moon Emporium in the Whiteaker Neighborhood!  Twin Ravens Press is proud that they are our newest, local retailer.  At Raven Moon you can find Twin Ravens Press cards, as well as our sister company, Firehouse Lasercutting’s, custom laser-engraved liquor flasks!
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Raven Moon is also a full-service floral design studio offering everything from single bouquets of flowers to corsages, boutonnières and wedding floral design!  Their retail store also showcases lovely goods including, but not limited to antiques, furniture, body care products, stationery, jewelry, curiosities, clothing and air plants!  It’s truly a wonderful store with something new to see every time you shop there!

Raven Moon is located at 1093 W. 1st Street  in Eugene, Oregon.  You can also find them on Facebook or online here: http://ravenmoonemp.com/!  Go check them out!

Join us at The First Friday Artwalk!

Twin Ravens Press was delighted to be selected as a guest artist for the month of December at Out on a Limb Gallery in Eugene!  Come down and visit me tonight at Out on a Limb as part of The First Friday Artwalk!  Out on a Limb is located at 191 E. Broadway in Eugene, next to Cafe Zenon and Footwise.  I’ll be there with fun holiday letterpress goodies from 6:00 pm on into the evening!

Out on a Limb features beautiful woodworking from artists Jeff Bandow, Tim Boyden and Drew Parrish year round.  There will also be four other guest artists showing various works throughout the month of December, including Donna Crispin, Laura Robson, Reed Gray and Kelly Beal.  Donna is a fiber artist who specializes in basketry with natural materials.  Laura creates beautiful felted bowls and vessels.  Reed is a wood turner who will be displaying wooden bowls and rolling pins, and Kelly will be sharing her sterling silver and leather jewelry.

If you’re in Eugene tonight, come down to the First Friday Artwalk, enjoy drinks and appetizers and say hi to me and these other awesome local artists!  You may even get some of your holiday shopping done in the meantime!  See you tonight!