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A day of silence

We have been watching the events unfold in Japan with horror and heavy hearts but are inspired to see our peers taking action. Lydia at Ever Ours & Lucy at Utterly Engaged have teamed up to organize a bloggers’ day of silence tomorrow, March 18th. Visit For Japan, With Love for more information and to donate what you can. Donations will help provide ShelterBoxes for those who have lost everything. Every little bit helps.

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Printing Spotlight: Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party

We were honored to play a small part in the Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) Academy Awards Viewing Party this past weekend. Our parent company, DataGraphic, had the pleasure of printing the invitation and program (designed by Project Projects) for this important event:

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A little bit about the event:

EJAF’s very first Academy Awards Viewing Party took place in February of 1992 – a gathering of a small group of concerned and generous friends at the Maple Drive Restaurant that raised $300,000 to help EJAF in its infancy. Since then, the benefit has grown by leaps and bounds, raising $5.1 million in 2008 alone. Featuring a cocktail reception, a gala dinner during the live Academy Awards telecast, a live auction, and performances by Sir Elton John and special guests, the Party brings together luminaries from the Hollywood community, business, fashion, music, public service, and philanthropy to celebrate the achievements of the Academy Awards nominees and to raise urgently needed dollars for EJAF’s vital work. During an evening when the eyes of the world are on Hollywood, EJAF’s Party focuses public awareness on the continually evolving AIDS epidemic.

 

Dauphine Press and DataGraphic have a lot of exciting projects to share. DataGraphic specializes in commercial offset printing and specialty finishes such as genuine engraving, fine letterpress, foil stamping & embossing. We are thrilled to be able to pass these expanded capabilities along to our clients – stay tuned over the coming months as we release more information about this exciting partnership!

The Hamlin School – Spring Gala Invitation

For several years, we have worked with The Hamlin School, a private girls’ school in San Francisco, on invitation projects. This year we again collaborated with the school on a colorful and fun invitation for their Spring Gala which took place at San Francisco City Hall and featured Bollywood dancers. This year’s theme  was “Live. Work. Play.” and the invitation design focused on a hand drawn floral Mendhi design.

In setting the theme for the event, we designed the invitation for offset (flat) printing to achieve full-page knockouts that gave the large-format invitation a pop of color. We chose a bright pink envelope with the return address and floral motif letterpress printed in silver ink. The motif also spilled over to the front of the envelope when sealed. We also designed and printed a translucent fly sheet as an added layer to  and was slipped into the oversized tri-fold invitation.

We were delighted to learn that the event was a wonderful success for the school and we look forward to working with the ladies from The Hamlin School again next year.

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