Jackie from 42 Pressed welcomed a little bundle of joy – a daughter named Riley Magnolia – back in June, and she created these completely adorable letterpress announcements to share Riley’s arrival with friends and family. 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. I have been obsessed with silhouettes lately. 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. 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. 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. I always love to pair opposites with opposites, it’s always been a big part of my design style.
Thanks Jackie – and congratulations!
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Photo Credits: 42 Pressed