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.
Photo Credits: McMillian and Furlow
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 Kate: Kate & 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
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
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:
This week on Oh So Beautiful Paper:
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.
Thanks Ashley! These prints are available at Fine Day Press
Photo Credits: Fine Day Press