These navy and leather bachelor party invitations by Kristin of Lustre Theory are a fun way to start the week! Beautiful deep blue and copper envelopes with calligraphy by Seniman Calligraphy, vintage postage stamps, and yes, plenty of leather details throughout the suite. Leather is such a fun way to add some texture to wedding invitations and party invitations, especially when paired with such beautiful jewel tones!
From Kristin: I designed this unique stationery suite for an editorial shoot coordinated by A Lively Affair in Norfolk, Virginia. The shoot was inspired by the idea of an upscale fall bachelor party incorporating textures of leather, wood, and metal. The cigar and magnolia leaves, along with the leather pieces, help add the perfect southern touches.
The invitation design was inspired by all the different textures mentioned above, from the leather outer envelope to the copper textured liner and dark navy inner envelope. It’s not often I get to design a stationery suite geared towards a primarily male event, which made this one extra exciting. I wanted the invitation design to have old southern charm combined with classic elegance. The beautiful envelope calligraphy by Seniman Calligraphy is the perfect contrast to the typography selections in the square invitation and rsvp card. We added vintage postage stamps to carry the color palette through to the envelope and add a touch of whimsical, outdoorsy artwork.
The invitations and RSVP card are letterpress printed in dark navy blue ink. Both are finished with a metallic copper edging process and pressed on extra thick white cotton paper. It was important that the invitation card and rsvp card have a strong typographical presence but an overall simple design layout. The leather pieces are all handmade to specification by HJ Leather Arts, a local craftsman in Norfolk. They include an outer main envelope, an invitation band and an event place card.
Invitation Design: Lustre Theory
Envelopes: Cards & Pockets
Calligraphy: Seniman Calligraphy
Letterpress Printing: Fino Print
Leather pieces: HJ Leather Arts
Photo Credits: Angela Elise Photography
This may be my first time commenting, but this is beautiful. Stopped me in my tracks and is giving me major office color/texture inspiration. Just what I needed to see on a cold and gloomy Tuesday. Thanks for sharing! Love this blog and the fabulous eye candy (and fun links).
Using some gold writing on those blue envelopes is so nice! I hope to do something similar with envelopes as these ones are so eye catching 🙂 Lovely work!
This was beautiful. I was so enthralled by the motion of your hand and the tremendous attention you were paying to the writing process. Handwriting is no longer being respected as a worthwhile art to possess. It’s often seen as trivial or superfluous however, I believe mastery of the fundamental skills of life such as: thinking (information gathering and sorting), expression (writing and speaking) and socializing (emotionally connecting with others) is the basis for a healthy life.
You bring a tremendous level of attention to your work and we all know attention is love. So, this video struck deep chord as I saw you love an art which is seen as worthless. Very compassionate indeed.
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