Ornamental art always has been an important part of design history from prehistoric
times to nowadays. This wedding invitation design is inspired by the ornament styles
during the reign of Queen Victoria.
To find a decorative forms and style I used a hand-drown pictures of
architechture elements (bas-reliefs, fretworks) by James K.Colling and his book “Victorian Foliage Designs”.
Victorian ornament is a true masterpiece
and well-known for its luxury, decorative richness and high level of detalization.
It was used on every kind of object - textiles, ceramics, clothing, furniture, etc.
In my work I tried to save the elegance
and Victorian spirit but minimize, geometrize and adapt it for modern view. Black
and white silhouette of ornament looks contrast, simple but very expressive. The
paper used for print continues the idea - the envelope is made
of pleasant tactile chic velvet and basis of invitation - of touch-cover paper
which is rose petal-like to the touch.