I love this little invitation that we created for my brother's - and now sister-in-law! - wedding.  The color palate makes me so happy: fresh sunshine yellow and soft charcoal, with a crisp, bright white.  And the letterpress impression was deep and tactile...

We used Nelly Script - a typeface by Crystal Kluge - for the bride and groom's names.  I love that it is clean and delicate, and so beautifully mimics the feel of hand lettering.  {AND, she is so talented and sweet, whether you are looking for gorgeous unique fonts or amazing custom work.}

Paired with a clean, all-caps typeface, the feel of the invite is pretty and contemporary.

See the way the flower illustration wraps around the envelope; front the front to the back flap?  A fun surprise in the mailbox.

The most fun part of the invitation: the way the white portions of the floral image look almost embossed, in contrast to the rich sunshine yellow ink pressed into the cotton stock.

Loving the vibrant yellow...and my brother and NEW {!} sister-in-law.  Happy, happy stuff, guys...TJG



Earlier this year, we had the the opportunity to create some beautiful invitations to help The St. Regis celebrate the Chinese New year with their clients.  We wanted to keep the invitation elegant and upscale - in line with the hotel's brand - but also to play off Chinese colors and symbols.

We actually ended up printing the invitation in two reverse color-ways; we couldn't decide which we loved more.  One version was letterpress printed in gold on heavy-weight, bright white stock and featured red edge-painting; the other version was letterpress printed in red with shimmery gold edge-painting.

Both were paired with red envelopes, letterpress printed in a tone-on-tone red ink.  The cherry blossoms wrapped across the envelope, with the hotel's return address on the envelope back flap.  I love those little touches that make you want to pluck that envelope right out of your mailbox, to save it from drowning in all of the junk mail and bills.

Love the subtle sheen of the gold ink, and the tactile impression of the clean, all-caps typeface with the Asian-inspired brush script.  And, the edge-painting for that extra touch...

So, which do you prefer: the gold or the red?  Either way, doesn't that shimmery gold edge painting make you happy?  Enjoy...TJG



A few months ago, we created these fun invitations for The Ritz-Carlton Hotels of Atlanta.  We created two versions: a fun, bright fuchsia for the more contemporary Ritz-Carlton, Atlanta; and a pretty metallic platinum version for The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead.

The invites were letterpress printed on 160lb. bright white stock - a deep, beautiful impression - and die-cut into classic "Do Not Disturb" door sign {which happened to slip perfectly into a no. 10 envelope}.  Each card invited a guest to experience The Ritz-Carlton Hotels, and were a fun play on a classic hotel symbol.

I love the mix of bold, clean type and pretty vintage-inspired scrolls and flourishes.  And, I am obsessed with the subtle sheen of that platinum ink.  Can you see the shimmer below?

Wouldn't you want to take advantage of this invitation?  Count me in for sure...TJG

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