Inspiration — Nate Williams

I was browsing through some of Kathryn’s old boards on Snippet & Ink recently, and came across the absolutely amazing work of Nate Williams in this board based on a marigold and gray color palette (Nate’s work is the lettering in the third image on the bottom row):

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Nate is an illustrator and designer based in Buenos Aires, Argentina — and as you can see, he’s just loaded with talent:

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Nate really only does commercial work, but his graphic style and illustrations would make great inspiration for wedding invitations – or even a wedding invitation poster (such a great idea!):

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For more of Nate’s work, check out his portfolio and blog – lots of good stuff there!

{Inspiration board via Snippet & Ink, all other images from Nate Williams}

Paper Artwork — We’re All In This Together

Another great print, this one of a collage by Lorena Siminovich:

Available here, found via creature comforts.

You can also check out more of Lorena's work via her other store, petit collage, including this lovely bamboo bird mobile:

Paper Artwork & Letterpress Studio – Presslings

How cute are these little prints by Etsy seller presslings?

Megan also makes adorable letterpressed note cards:

You can find these prints and more in Megan's store, but you can also check out her work here (including some lovely custom invitations and announcements!) and on her blog.

{images via presslings}

Calligraphy – Bluebird Studios

I first discovered Bluebird Studios a few weeks ago via Snippet & Ink, but only recently got around to exploring their work in greater detail. 

Rebecca Trawick is the talented calligrapher behind Bluebird Studios and has done some truly beautiful work.  Rebecca has worked with invtation and letterpress studios including Good on Paper and Paper Monkey Press.  These are a few of my favorite examples, but you can also find more of her calligraphy here.

I love that letterpress studios are starting to use more calligraphy and handwriting.  I love fancy scripts and typefonts as much as anyone else, but there's truly something special about letterpressed calligraphy.

{I wish I had handwriting this lovely…}

Rebecca is also an illustrator, collagist and painter who uses found materials, paper ephemera and other vintage items to create one-of-a-kind works of art and illustrations.  You can see more of her lovely artwork here.