Some years ago, we printed business cards for the iconic California shop, General Store. General Store has an earthy, yet airy, beachy, yet woodsy aesthetic. For these cards, we used recycled "kraft" chipboard as the paper. As a counterpoint to the rougher, more rustic paper stock, we used white letterpress ink to print with. [...]
All the business cards in this post involve a combination of print and finishing processes. Some combine letterpress and blind deboss. Many are duplexed, and some feature edge painting. This card and the one below feature a digitally printed "flood" of color combined with a blind deboss on one side, and letterpress printing on [...]
This wedding suite features an organic/natural/rustic feel, communicated by the tree illlustration and the kraft paper envelopes, and its unique typeface calls to mind Arts and Crafts wood joinery and a quiet, masterful, simplicity of design.
The Carnahan-Ferrari wedding suite is a real stunner. It includes two split-fountain ombré or gradient effects --- one from reddish-pink to a rich rusty orange-gold, and on the die-cut card which stacks above the main card, a gradient from rust to violet. These colors spread over an illustration of mountains and a vineyard by Liz Merolla, coupled [...]
Julia and Patrick's wedding invitation featured extensive custom hand-lettering and custom illustration depicting personal keepsakes, imagery, and antiques. Designed and illustrated by our very own Liz Merolla. The wedding took place in a local antique shop, and the envelope liners were made of antique wallpaper samples! In addition to the frame, which fits with the gallery-wall theme [...]