Dramatic Middle Eastern Scriptorium Soirée Invitations

These beautiful soirée invitations from designer Aubri Duran have a little bit of everything. Dramatic color palette? Check. Shiny metallic foil? Check. Beautiful calligraphy and gorgeous envelope liners. Check and check! I particularly love the patterns and design details inspired by Middle Eastern art. Absolutely stunning!

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From Aubri: The Scriptorium Soirée invitation was a once-in-a-lifetime kind of project. Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary hosted the Dead Sea Scroll and the Bible exhibition and this invitation was created for the private premiere of the exhibition. This invitation won a bronze award for the entire southern region in the 2012 Neenah Paperworks Contest.

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My inspiration for the project really came from the theme of the evening and exhibition, which was Middle Eastern history and culture. My goal was for the invitation to look as luxe and black-tie worthy as possible with design details inspired by the Middle East.

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The main invitation is printed on black chipboard and includes shiny gold and matte silver foil. The invitation featured a scored and lined custom die-cut outer envelope lined with an imported purple and gold lokta paper. The outer envelope features beautiful gold calligraphy and a shiny gold foil return address. The inner envelope is a scored and lined custom die-cut on pearlized cocoa paper. It is lined with the same imported lokta paper as the outer envelope with calligraphy in black ink.

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Thanks Aubri!

Design: Aubri Duran

Printing: Curry Printing

Letterpress + Foil Stamping: Letterpress Graphics

Custom Die Cuts: Genuine Letterpress Inc.

Calligraphy: Paperglaze Calligraphy

Paper: Olmsted-Kirk Paper Company

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Photo Credits: Ben Peacock Photography