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Suite Spotlight – Cloverdale Letterpress Save the Date

To reveal our process here, our blog posts are a collaboration of our design team and me (Kendra) — the designers gather all of the inspiration and gorgeous visuals and I get to talk (write) about it. It’s like everything we do, even the way orders are processed — Tracy and I get to talk to our retailers about the details and the designers make it happen. To get back to the point, I have the pleasure of opening blog post drafts that have already been infused with the visuals and then I get to write about them, sharing all of the details with you. Every single time, I think I let out an audible gasp and today’s post was no different. I love seeing the inspiration behind each of our designs, all in one place and alongside the full suite. I have a special place in my heart for each and every one of our designs and it amazing me how seeing the inspiration boards makes me fall in love with our designs even more!

Today’s Suite Spotlight, Cloverdale, really lets the couple’s special day shine by highlighting their wedding date and making it the centerpiece of their save the date card. As Dauphine Press graphic designer, Heather, mentioned in our recent Designer’s Pick post, the large format is unexpected for a save the date and makes a great impression to those who receive it in the mail. The wash of pool letterpress ink on the borders and charcoal vintage-meets-rustic fonts give it a slightly beachy vibe perfect for a spring or summer wedding. The intricate detail of the bold numerals and delicate pattern has a lovely and tactile feel when letterpress printed into our rich cotton papers. See for yourself!

Dauphine Press Cloverdale letterpress save the date with a light pool blue (with a hint of mint) + charcoal gray.

And now for the gasp-worthy inspiration board:

Inspiration board for the Dauphine Press Cloverdale letterpress save the date with a light pool blue (with a hint of mint) + charcoal gray.1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10

Get The Look – Sweet Treat

In our “Get the Look” series from the Dauphine Press design department, we share some of our favorite hot new style finds and make suggestions for how you can “get the look” using the many custom elements available to you in our design library. Keep in mind that ALL of our stationery suites receive a designer’s touch and every one of our designs is customizable, so pairing the color palette below with any of our motifs or fonts allow us to create a stationery suite that is unique to you.

We are constantly pulling inspiration from fashion and interior design magazines, blogs and the world around us and we love nothing more than to daydream about how to translate a specific style into a beautifully printed piece of stationery.

The subject of today’s post is a fresh and pretty ad for the Louis Vuitton Spring 2012 collection. This delicious image incorporates soft pastels and sweet details that inspired our designers to explore our design library and pull swatches and elements that would recreate this look in a sweet stationery wardrobe. They’re sharing their findings with you here. Enjoy!

Image Credits: Creative Art Director: Marc Jacobs / Photography: Steven Meisel

Louis Vuitton

Dauphine Press Letterpress Foil Paper Palette

This quote from the company says it all: “The spirit of our Spring/Summer 2012 collection is reflected beautifully in this new ad campaign,” says Louis Vuitton Artistic Director Marc Jacobs. “All the tone and texture of the collection – the lightness, the prettiness, the broderie anglaise, the millefueille layers of organza – are recreated in these wonderful images by Steven Meisel. It is all very soft and very sweet, yet at the same time very bold and very graphic.”

Can’t get enough of the Louis Vuitton Spring 2012 collection? Check out a video about the collection and ad campaign and view the collection on the runway.

Have your own inspiration pulled but not sure how to make it come to life? Feel free to contact us or leave a comment below for designer input on how to best achieve your look! Looking for more inspiration from the Dauphine Press design team? Follow us on Pinterest to see what’s inspiring us.

See our previous “Get the Look” post here.

Real Dauphine Press Wedding – Sarah & James

Client Services Manager Kendra Bellah is just back from a fun girls weekend in sunny Lake Tahoe in honor of her soon to be married sister Sarah Gross. We were delighted to design and print both Sarah’s save the date and invitation suite in a cheerful and radiant palette of lemon and pool — perfect for a summer wedding in Northern California. Sarah’s stationery was recently featured on one of our favorite blogs Oh So Beautiful Paper. Click here to read the entire post about the inspiration behind this brand new stationery suite.

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