Letterpress holiday invitation :: personal project
A festive invitation letterpressed with things filling the holiday season
 
For many years now, instead of baking cookies or purchasing little trinkets, a holiday party is thrown for all my family, friends, and colleagues. With the tenth year of the celebration approaching, I wanted to do something special, and had always dreamed of a letterpress invitation. In typical fashion, the season was soon approaching and time was slipping away.
 
Finding a festive type and combining it with classic and kitschy illustrations, I kept my word map clean and simple. Some icons were purchased, then modified to make them my own. For colors, I chose a bright red (PMS 1797), which always evokes the feeling of the holidays, and a tinny silver (PMS 8002), which added a level of sophistication. I splurged on paper, choosing a thick, toothy cotton sheet, which enhanced the crisp results from the letterpress technique.
 
I hope the guests enjoyed the invitation as much as they did the party!
Two options for a gift disc cover, featuring our favorite seasonal (or seasonal-like) music; this gift disc is a traditional takeaway of the holiday party.
The final product, paired with a simple metallic A7 envelope [Quartz Metallic Stardream was a very close match to PMS 8002].
Close-up detail of the letterpressed card. I love the tooth of the paper; it was stunningly soft.
The final gift disc cover design. Produced simply and affordably on my Epson home printer.
Letterpress holiday invitation :: personal project
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Letterpress holiday invitation :: personal project

To mark the 10-year anniversary of a holiday party, a festive invitation letterpressed with things filling the holiday season was created. Clean Read More
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