Fig. 2 Design Studio

Fig. 2 Design Studio is the home of Correspondence for the Well Addressed. Located in the heart of Bethesda, Maryland, just minutes from Washington DC and Northern Virginia, Fig. 2 is a stationery and paper goods company with an emphasis on clean, crisp and colorful wedding invitation designs. With a special attention to detail and customer satisfaction, we help mark your occasion with beautiful wedding invitations while spreading the love.

What do we love? All things typography. Calligraphic flourishes. White on white with a splash of bold. Skillfully lined envelopes. Clean, crisp + colorful designs, letterpressed on scrumptious double thick cardstock. What will you love about us?

Cheree Berry Paper

Cheree Berry Paper is a graphic design firm that specializes in creating innovative, luxury stationery products and designs with a focus on wedding invitations.  The CBP team has been recognized time and again for its expertise in creating whimsical and clean designs with unexpected details, bold graphics and vibrant colors.  Other strengths of the CBP team include typeface execution, creative copywriting, and designing products that are interactive and carry an element of surprise.

In addition to designing stationery for private clients, Cheree Berry Paper designs stationery and gifts for other brands including Lilly Pulitzer, Jonathan Adler, and Dylan’s Candy Bar.  CBP also offers logo, packaging, branding and identity services for established companies, small start-ups and non-profit organizations.

Our goal at CBP is to ensure you find the wedding stationery process as fun as possible!  Our team works with you to create everything from save-the-dates to invitations to day-of items so your stationery has one cohesive and unique look.  You can be confident that your stationery will be printed at the highest quality possible and that it will be given the utmost attention to detail.  All items can be customized and personalized so that each piece of stationery truly represents you.

{happy weekend!}

Happy Friday everyone!  I’m still trying to figure out how the week went by so quickly, but I’m glad to be back home in DC after spending a few days in New York and New Jersey.  Right now I’m looking forward to a night out with friends this evening followed by a lazy weekend.  But in the meantime…

Beth Retro Sea Bound {happy weekend!}

…a few links for your weekend!

This week on Oh So Beautiful Paper:

And a big thanks to Jan from Poppytalk for asking me to stop by today with a recap from the Gift Fair!  That does it for me this week – I hope you all have a wonderful weekend, and I’ll see you back here on Monday! xoxo

Photo Credit: Beth Retro via Design is Mine

NYIGF August 2011, Part 3

I’m back with more from NYIGF!  This time we’re focusing on all of the awesome stationery exhibitors at the Gift Fair, starting with some pretty notebooks, holiday cards, calendars, and gift wrap from Snow & Graham.

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I’m loving the Valentine’s Day cards and gift wrap from Smudge Ink:

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I had so much fun checking out the whimsical notebooks, planners, and cards at the Poketo booth:

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I always love the kid-friendly stationery and letterpress cards from the ladies of 9SpotMonk:

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Such a pretty booth and funny letterpress cards from Oblation Papers and Press:

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I thought this card was so funny!

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Lots of brightly colored letterpress greeting cards, gift wrap and boxes, and wedding invitations from Smock:

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The ladies from Albertine Press, May Day Studio, and Carta, Inc. were back at NYIGF with a shared booth displaying their lovely cards, ribbons, and paper ephemera.

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May Day Studio

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Cute holiday cards from Albertine Press

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And finally for today, the Aesthetic Movement booth, which was full of pretty paper from Yellow Owl Workshop, Beau Ideal, and many others (along with lots of other pretty things!).

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Yellow Owl Workshop

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Gorgeous embossed velvet wedding albums, guest books, and die cut cards from Velvet Raptor

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Beau Ideal

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Austin Press (you can check out more from the Stationery Show right here) and Set Editions

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I’ll be back with more from NYIGF tomor­row!  You can check out past year cov­er­age from NYIGF right here.

Photo Cred­its: Stephen Michael Garey for Oh So Beau­ti­ful Paper

Starshaped Press

Starshaped Press is a design and letterpress studio located in Chicago’s historic Ravenswood neighborhood. Since 1999, we’ve been focused on printing everything from business cards to invitations to posters, working exclusively with antique wood and metal type. No computers, no plastic, no way! We’re proud of our commitment to preserving the past.

We offer 4 wedding collections with strong typographic aesthetics, ranging from the wild west of the 1880’s to the sleek deco stylings of the 1930’s, a period that showcases when most of our expansive type collection was created. Each is open to interpretation and we work with you to develop a color palette and to choose appropriate papers. All of our printing is done on American-made recycled papers, which we prefer over imported cotton papers, ensuring that our carbon footprint stays in the Midwest. We also print marriage certificates, ketubahs and sign-in prints (in lieu of guest books) if you’re looking for more of an art piece to accompany your wedding needs.

Our award-winning sample pack of invitations is available on our etsy site; we highly recommend looking at our pieces in person to see the difference between old-timey (that’s us!) and modern letterpress work. Please keep in mind that we do book very quickly, especially in the Spring. Contact us for more details!