Jackie from 42 Pressed welcomed a little bundle of joy â€“ a daughter named Riley Magnolia â€“ back in June, and she created these completely adorable letterpress announcements to share Riley’s arrival with friends and family. Â Jackie mixed Riley’s tiny baby silhouette with playful type to create the perfect balance of whimsy and beauty in these announcements.
From Jackie: I wanted Riley’s announcement to be playful and fun, but still be really beautiful. Â I have been obsessed with silhouettes lately. Â I have thought that Riley has the sweetest silhouette since the moment I laid eyes on her, so I knew I wanted to do a silhouette birth announcement. Â I am not a huge fan of photographs in birth announcements, so I thought I would photograph her profile and then go into illustrator and outline her silhouette in lieu of an actual photograph.
I played around with type to convey the sense of playfulness and fun that I wanted in the design. Â The typeface used for Riley’s first name is playful, but I offset it with a more dignified and timeless script typeface for her middle name. Â I always love to pair opposites with opposites, it’s always been a big part of my design style.
Thanks Jackie â€“ and congratulations!
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Photo Credits: 42 Pressed