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.
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.
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!