Well, these color blocked geometric wedding invitations are a LOT of fun! Inspired by modern architecture, Meghan of And Here We Are came up with this fun geometric design that was letterpress printed in three colors to create the color block effect. Meghan added a vellum overlay with hand lettering and a subtle geometric print; another subtle reference to the architectural inspiration. Love!
From Meghan: We drew on inspirations from famous Mexican architecture for these modern, neon, letterpress printed, vellum overlaid, color-blocked, geometric wedding invitations.
I loved that Kate and Alec were inspired by travel and literature and film and visual arts when planning their Brooklyn wedding. The list of influences they cited when we started our project included Mexico City, Frieda Kahlo, Frank Stella, Alejandro Jodorowski, and Luis Barragan, among others. I looked through all these inspirational cues and started to try to find a way to mesh them together. As I collected visual samples of these artists, I got more and more excited about the colors and shapes in Barragan’s architectural work, which led me to this geometric design. I loved the way he layered colorful shapes in space, and was especially drawn to the staircases and the cut-outs in his shapes.
Since we were going to be letterpress printing, I really wanted to play with the idea of overprinting: overlapping print colors to create additional colors. Because they were collecting their RSVPs online, we were able to list an RSVP link on the main invitation card instead of including a second card; dropping the reply card freed up space in the budget to add a third ink color to the main card. We letterpress printed three colors (a teal, “millennial” pink, and a fluorescent highlighter yellow) strategically overlapped to create six colors overall. The type was knocked out from the color blocks to reveal the colors below for a really fun effect.
Being just one card, it was printed on the thickest paper possible to really give it some “oomph.” To fill out the package and to really play up the idea of overlapping and overprinting, I added a hand-lettered vellum top sheet printed with a subtle geometric pattern. The final touch was adding a colorful envelope liner to a bright pink envelope.
Invitation Design and Letterpress Printing: And Here We Are
Photo Credits: And Here We Are