Our friends at Big City Bride helped Maura and Richard create these bold and bright letterpress wedding invitations using our Simple Elegance design as inspiration. They opted for a less formal horizontal layout and used a colorful palette of shale, aquamarine, neon pink and cobalt letterpress inks. For even more color they added lime-aid edge painting and an aubergine envelope liner. The overall look highlighted the contemporary, stylish vibe of their Chicago venue.
letterpress inks: shale + aquamarine + neon pink + cobalt | fonts: adelicia+ gill | paper: bella smooth cotton white 1-ply + 2-ply | edge painting: lime-aid | liner: classic color pattern in aubergine | envelope: bella cotton white pointed flap | Big City Bride | customization #37454
Emelí and Christian’s Simple Elegance wedding invitations were printed in classic black letterpress on our pillowy Bella Cotton paper. The beauty is in the simplicity and the sweetly petite reply card sizing.
letterpress ink: black | font: moravia | paper: bella cotton white 1-ply + 2-ply | customization #37547
Our friends at Paper Moon helped Isaac and his family select our Simple Elegance design for their modern typography Bar Mitzvah invitations. The classic font and ultra clean layout were paired with a jute envelope lined in a vertical stripe pattern that tied in the horizontal lines accenting the invitation. We loved the mini tag with Isaac’s first and last initials, too!
letterpress ink: black | font: moravia | paper: bella cotton white 2-ply | liner: dune pattern in black | envelope: jute | Paper Moon | customization #33041
During the month of April we’re featuring designs by Amanda Jane Jones on sale for 10% off! Amanda’s designs are modern and clean, with fresh typography. Order any piece – wedding invitations, birth announcements, party invites, business cards, save the dates, you name it – and you’ll save 10%. As always, this promotion can be combined with our 6+ printed pieces discount, so you can save an additional 10%!
Amanda is a freelance graphic designer and art-director based in Chicago. She is the co-creator and founding designer of Kinfolk Magazine. Amanda’s favorite projects to design are books, cookbooks and periodicals, but she also does company branding and web design. Read on to learn more about her path to design!
My mom is a photographer so I’d work as her assistant during the summers. That started my path to the arts. The stress of photographing weddings lead me to study something that was a little more laid back, and that’s why I chose design. I studied at Brigham Young University and then interned at a couple places before joining a design firm after graduation. Two years after working full-time, I jumped ship and started my freelance career. It was terrifying, but it was also one of the best decisions I could have ever made.
I like to think I have a classic / modern mix. I think I lean toward the masculine side of design – and often go with the mantra less is more.
I generally work from home. I’m a newish mom and for me, it’s the perfect situation. I get to be with my daughter during the day and get my work done in the morning, evenings and nap time.
When it comes to finding inspiration, I have a ton of design books – old and new – that I love to flip through. When I’m in a design rut, I’ll put on a new album or go for a walk. Fresh air always seems to fix a brain block.
What I think is great the longer I’m in the design industry is how more and more – it’s ok to break the rules. In college studying design, I was always worried I was “breaking the rules” of design. But really, some of the best stuff out there doesn’t follow any rules.
The fine print: this offer is exclusive to designs by Amanda Jones and does not apply towards the purchase of other designs. Orders must be placed by 11:59pm Eastern on April 30, 2016 in order to receive this offer.
We had the pleasure of printing these letterpress invitations for a dinner hosted by Martha Ford in honor of her family and the Ford Foundation. Our Simple Elegance design was printed in cornflower ink and accented with a coordinating envelope liner in the same cheerful hue. A custom map directed guests to the venue, the Henry Ford Museum in Michigan.
letterpress ink: cornflower | font: moravia | paper: bella cotton white 1-ply | envelope: bella cotton white | envelope liner: classic color pattern in cornflower | Rock Paper Scissors | customization #27643