I’ve always had special affection for fun and creative baby announcements, but of course these days I’m paying extra special close attention to baby-related stationery. I was thrilled when my friend Claudia from Fig. 2 Design Studio sent over the announcements that she created for her new baby nephew! Claudia is known for her love of super bright colors and patterns, and for these announcements she went with graphic black and white stripes paired with bright blue neon accents. I love the playful yet masculine design – perfect for a baby boy!
From Claudia: I designed this baby announcement for my nephew Felix. Inspiration came partly from the baby shower invitations I designed earlier, where we used a chevron pattern. My sister and brother-in-law like graphic patterns, however, I decided to go with stripes to vary things and not make it too matchy-matchy. I’ve been feeling black and white patterns a lot lately and was dying to try neon blue ink!
I’ve also had a thing for arrows recently and I thought using arrowheads was friendly enough for a baby announcement, while still having that masculine feel. I was so touched when my good friend and super talented calligrapher Michele of Meant To Be Calligraphy offered to do his name as a gift to my sister! It was the sweetest touch and now little Felix has lovely letterpress printed personal stationery.
So awesome! Thanks Claudia!
Design: Fig. 2 Design Studio
Calligraphy: Meant To Be Calligraphy
Styling: My Simple Details
Fig. 2 Design Studio is a member of the Designer Rolodex – you can see more of Claudia’s fabulous work right here!
Photo Credits: Mary Kate McKenna