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Client Customization – The Rutherford Suite

Happy Friday! We wanted to share with you this playful take on our Rutherford suite. This customization comes from the lovely ladies of Byrd & Bleecker. We think the frame is the perfect match for this flirty and floral design, while the Papaya ink adds a pop of color and compliments the Parchment ink.

The script font keeps the suite feeling fresh and sweet, and the lattice pattern on the belly band adds a nice graphic touch that works well with the border. We really enjoyed seeing this design come together and can’t wait to see what custom creation is next.

For more on how to customize one of our suites (or create one from scratch with a Dauphine Press designer) click here.

Dauphine Press Foil Notebooks Win HOW Magazine Award!

In keeping with the theme of the latest issue of HOW magazine we wanted to post a little “self-promotion” blog about our award-winning “self-promotion” foil notebooks.

Our design team created these foil notebooks to showcase our new foil stamping technique. The set of three notebooks — in gold, silver and copper — were designed as a set and belly-banded before being gifted to our favorite customers.

As we often say around here, “go team”!

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San Francisco Ballet Silver Celebration

This year, Dauphine Design had the honor of working with the San Francisco Ballet to design the event invitations and materials for their opening night gala celebrating creative director Helgi Tomasson‘s silver anniversary.

Early on in the design process, a stark palette of white, silver and gunmetal gray was established. Later at our presentation of several concepts to Helgi and his wife Marlene, he personally selected a minimalist design in which the words “Silver Celebration” were printed in a whisper of varnish on the white cover of the invitation. We incorporated silver foil on the metallic vellum flysheet inside the invitation, as well as on the belly band {which, when removed, revealed the letterpress “Silver Celebration” on the cover}. Metallic elements were also introduced in the envelope liners, the silver response envelopes and the die cut menus which sat inside each dinner plate at the event.




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The event was also a tribute to Helgi’s entire family. Cabernet from their private vineyard was poured, photos taken by his son Erik were used throughout the invitations, and his wife Marlene was honored with a Lew Christensen medal which recognizes extraordinary service to the San Francisco Ballet.

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The Silver Celebration was, by all accounts, an affair to remember. We are proud to have been a part of the festivities!

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