Today’s “Get the Look” feature is keeping with the Hollywood Glamour/Art Deco theme of our new design, Hamilton. This image is from The Luxor Collection by Johanna Johnson – you can (and we suggest you do!) view the full collection here.
Credits: Fashion by Johanna Johnson
Want to see luxurious and decedent details like these incorporated in your letterpress stationery? Contact one of our exclusive retailers to start creating your custom design.
Candace Taylor from Remember This Always worked with Dauphine Press designer Heather Landry to create the letterpress pieces featured on TLC’s Say Yes to the Dress season debut for the wedding of Donna & David Calloway. We love seeing the elements of our Hayes Design take on a classic look in blind hit and black. Remember This Always took this beautiful invitation to the next level with Swarovski crystals and a custom silk box. Take a look!
After falling in love with blind hits (designs impressed into the paper using no ink), we got to thinking that a light tonal effect might give a bit more pop to our letterpress printed art while maintaining that soft and elegant look that our brides often look for.
While developing our Vizcaya invitation design, we decided to create something new—our Varnish ink, which offers a whisper of color and takes a tonal effect on any color paper. After its introduction in our Coral line last year we’ve seen bride’s using it in many of our other invitation designs with stunning results.
Very versatile Varnish works great for large, bold designs, but can add just enough detail to images that might be too delicate for a blind hit. We love watching new pieces come off the presses using this technique. Keep them coming!
Just out of our press room is this clean and sophisticated letterpress card announcing the launch of a new website for exterior designer Scott Shrader of Shrader Design. The piece was designed by Lisa Collins of Studio One San Francisco and printed on extra thick 600gsm Crane Lettra paper in grey ink with a blind (ink-less) hit on the back. We also utilized our vintage Rosback pin-hole perforater to create a breakaway business card with the company’s name and url. Lisa’s design paired the letterpress piece with an offset printed vellum slip-sheet inviting the recipient to visit www.shraderdesign.com. We encourage you do to the same and savor some of Scott’s stunning exterior design work.
A few months back in the middle of a blizzard, our friend and 3/50 Project founder Cinda Baxter sent us a wonderful new client, Stacey Motley of The Paper Café in Raleigh, North Carolina. Stacey had a project she needed to be designed and printed on the fly for Duke University’s basketball team.
Stacey chose to die cut the invitation in the shape of a basketball. The piece was letterpress printed on double thick Crane Lettra. We did a blind hit of a the basketball texture into the background of the card which gave it added dimension.
Today we send our congratulations out to the Blue Devils on their 2010 NCAA win and also to the Butler Bulldogs for an amazing game last night!