ojai wedding! fresh off the press

Monday, August 30, 2010

This fun and festive Mexican-themed invitation ensemble sets the tone for Brooke + Daniel’s wedding in lovely Ojai, California. Illustrations and display lettering are hand-drawn and then printed letterpress. The cheerful fiesta blue ink pops beautifully on the bright white, tree-free paper. Let the mariachi & merriment begin!

The illustrations are drawn with pen & ink (top). One of my favorite drawing inks is Pelikan–I stock up on the mini 10ml bottles when I’m in France. Love the rich, velvety black ink especially. Once the illustrations are ready, they are scanned and used throughout the invitation ensemble for a cohesive look. Upon approval of final designs, then the letterpress printing begins.

I ♥ map-making. Brooke & Daniel wanted a simple and fun hand-drawn map, highlighting some of their Ojai area favorites.

On press. Printing the front side of the RSVP postcard. The fiesta blue ink is mixed from scratch in my studio.

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