Suzanne Lavallee is a fantastic San Francisco-based web designer who has started a new site called Spoiled Bitch. Let’s just start by saying, it’s not what you’re thinking…”Spoiled Bitch is a weekly email newsletter hopelessly devoted to keeping you fashionably informed about dog culture in the San Francisco Bay Area.”
The site content ranges from secret training tips to Fido-friendly getaways to must-have new gear
and upcoming events.
Dauphine designer Katrina McHugh designed the tennis ball logo as well as the looping leash illustration. Suzanne says:
“I want to thank all of you for helping to bring this to fruition. Creating such a stunning logo has not only garnered oodles of praise, but makes me so wildly proud. The darling icon lives proudly on Facebook and the logo and collateral pieces appear on the website and newsletter. As I’ve shared before, working with all of you was one of the most delightful experiences I’ve had: talent, timely and team work.”
We want to congratulate her on the launch of her site and her new blog. Franny and Frijolito are all over it.
We start the week by introducing Primula, a fresh floral letterpress invitation from our oh-so-affordable Coral collection.
What’s different about Coral, our latest collection of letterpress invitations? As a green-certified business with a longstanding commitment to sustainable printing, we set out to design a new line of invitations that was stylish, eco-friendly, and above all, affordable. We carefully researched materials and printing techniques to stretch your dollars and our capabilities without compromising one kilowatt of quality or design.
Coral designs are sold as sets which means we’re efficient with time and resources. The end result is a stunning letterpress wedding invitation at a price that fits your budget.
Last week I came across a very fun business card which we printed for Deborah Tanaka, a Bay Area designer with a long history in children’s fashion, graphic design and surface design. Deborah illustrated the card by hand and often embellishes the cards with watercolor and stitching before giving them out – a sweet touch that speaks volumes about her new passion for handmade goods. Love Maud is Deborah’s socially and environmentally responsible line of children’s’ clothing and accessories. She says “I made my choice to leave the corporate clothing industry to embrace the Slow Fashion movement like many designers in the US and Europe. Here in Northern California, there are many indie fashion design studios creating high fashion from recycled and organic materials. I am one of those designers.”
This Friday, April 30th, Deborah is exhibiting at the new Roots Collaborative, a local, handmade artisanal marketplace in Mill Valley, California.
We are very lucky to know Deborah through her daughter, Dauphine Press Creative Director, Erin Shetterly Burns. We turned to Deborah last year as a design resource for our Bar and Bat Mitzvah invitation collection. We wanted the line to impart her inspired, youth-focused point of view that we found so fresh and appealing. We also needed the designs to be true to the Dauphine Press sensibility, as well as hold equal appeal to parents and their tweens. Deborah knocked it out of the park with several different concepts which have proven very successful. Below are two of her designs.
We look forward to seeing more of Deborah’s work as she evolves her Love Maud line through her new designs and inventive use of materials and fabrications.
Dauphine Press Founder and President, Trish Kinsella was recently interviewed by etiquette expert Lisa Mirza Grotts for her recent contribution to The Huffington Post entitled The Perfect Stationery Wardrobe: Business, Social, and Thank-You Notes. Read the entire post here.
To see more of our personalized stationery and calling cards, visit our online store.