Modern Green + White Nautical Moving Announcements

Lindsay from McMillian and Furlow, a Brooklyn-based design firm, sent over these modern announcements that she designed for the firm’s recent move to a new studio in the Brooklyn Navy Yard.  Lindsay used the firm’s signature green and white color palette, but was inspired by the new studio location and decided to incorporate an anchor for a fun twist on a nautical theme.


From Lindsay:  When designing our moving announcements, I chose a nautical theme in an effort to honor our majestic new home in the Brooklyn Navy Yard.  Spread out over 300 acres on the Brooklyn waterfront, this modern industrial park with such rich history, emerging business, and creative energy, is a welcome environment for M+F.  I’ve always loved the anchor as an icon, whether used in logos, tattoos, t-shirts, street art, etc., so I jumped at the chance to incorporate one into the layout of our moving announcements.


The balance between the slab serif industrial font and the delicate style of the anchor, along with the angled typography and playful vernacular, creates a cheerful design, communicating a sense of excitement and enthusiasm for our new home.  I printed the announcements on a heavy stock bright white paper with a smooth finish, using our Pantone green, and completed the suite with charcoal gray envelopes.




Thanks Lindsay!

Photo Credits: McMillian and Furlow

Kate + Steve’s Organic Modern Wedding Invitations

These invitations from Kate at Ruby & Willow are so much fun – the perfect way to start a new week!  Kate combined the color green with kraft paper for an organic, yet modern, design.  I love the striped RSVP card and the surprise bunting in the save the date.  Such a wonderful and unique element!


From KateKate & Steve wanted to incorporate kraft cardstock and twine – two very popular trends right now – and the colour green.  The overall look they were going for was something a little rustic and organic with an element of ‘fun.’  I designed a mini pull out bunting for the save the date invitation that went inside a mini envelope, which also had some accommodation details.





The invitation itself featured a mixture of modern typography with a fun graphic logo, and contrasted with the diagonal stripes featured on the rsvp card.  For the day of stationery, a program booklet was printed on kraft paper featuring the same pattern used through out the invitation suite.




Thanks Kate!  You can check out more from Ruby & Willow right here!

Photo Credits: Ruby & Willow

Monday Giveaway with Moontree Letterpress!

Happy Mon­day every­one!  I had a blissful weekend, despite coming down with a nasty cold – just as my husband came home, ick!  Anyway, we’re start­ing the week off with another install­ment of our sum­mer con­test series with Moon­tree Let­ter­press!  In case you missed it the first time, here’s a bit of back­ground on the con­test and how to enter.  The win­ner with the best six word story will receive 50 per­son­al­ized let­ter­press notecards!  This week’s theme is “Family Recipes” – feel free to leave mul­ti­ple comments/entries, and don’t be afraid to get creative!


You’ll have until 11:59 p.m. EST on Tues­day to leave your entry in the com­ments below, then Rebecca will announce the win­ner on her blog on Wednes­day!  And just in case you need some inspi­ra­tion, you can check out these six word auto­bi­ogra­phies.  Bonne chance!

Photo Credit: Moon­tree Letterpress

{happy weekend!}

My husband came home last night.  I snapped this photo while at the airport waiting for his plane to arrive.  I’m off to enjoy my first weekend with him in a long, long time.  Have a wonderful weekend everyone! xoxo

A few links for your weekend:

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Marriage Equality Artwork from Fine Day Press

Ashley at Fine Day Press created these beautiful prints to commemorate the legalization of same sex marriage in her home state of New York.   Both editions are 8×10″ prints of an original watercolor illustration, printed on luxuriously thick, textured, bright white paper with archival inks.  Ashley plans to donate 10% of proceeds to the Human Rights Campaign in the hopes that gay marriage will soon become legal through the entire country.

marriage equality artwork

marriage equality artwork

Thanks Ashley!  These prints are available at Fine Day Press

Photo Credits: Fine Day Press