Letterpress Engagement Book

Studio on Fire, a letterpress studio based in Minneapolis, recently launched a blog called Beast Pieces to share photos of recent projects – and it has quickly become one of my daily addictions.  Studio on Fire produces some truly amazing work, from wedding invitations to business collateral and, now, this lovely letterpress engagement book:

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The groom behind this incredibly sweet gesture worked with Studio on Fire to create a small letterpress book comprised of various emails between the couple over the past four years, collected, bound and side sewn together.

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Here are the production details from Studio on Fire: The gut of the book is digitally printed in black text.  The pages have a single hit of blind letterpress on the french folded edge.  The pages are side sewn together and tuck into a custom hard bound book cover with black book cloth.  We printed a custom liner on the cover interior with silver ink on black paper.  The cover of the book and the title page are also letterpress printed in silver ink.  The paper is 100 percent cotton Crane Lettra 80 lb text.

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Studio-On-Fire-Letterpress-Engagement-Book

Studio-On-Fire-Letterpress-Engagement-Book

I know most of you are already engaged, but I think the concept behind this gorgeous book could easily be applied to other wedding elements, like the guestbook.  E-mails and love notes (or at least the portions that you’d be willing to share with guests) could be complied and used to create a custom guest book either via an online printing service like Blurb or by working with a bookbinder on Etsy – like Elvie StudioGrimm, and Brooklyn Bookbinder.  In the meantime, don’t forget to head on over to Beast Pieces for more photos of this engagement book as well as other recent projects from Studio on Fire.

{images via Beast Pieces}

p.s. For all of you fol­low­ing along over the past cou­ple of weeks — I had my French test yes­ter­day, and I passed!  I’m def­i­nitely breath­ing a huge sigh of relief today.  Thank you all so much for your good luck wishes, and to Kathryn and Chelsea for giv­ing me some extra study­ing time.  I’m on my way out to LA right now for my nephew’s Bar Mitz­vah, but I’ll be back in full swing on Mon­day — and I’ve got some fab­u­lous invi­ta­tions that I can’t wait to share with all of you!

  1. Congrats on passing your French test! I hope you have a wonderful time in LA!

  2. Congrats on passing your French test! I hope you have a wonderful time in LA!

  3. congratulations on your french test! i also studied french at the univ long long time ago 🙂 you have such a beautiful and inspiring blog, i just discovered it a few days ago and i think i started to become addicted already 🙂 i posted about it in my blog, hope you don’t mind. warmly from jakarta

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