A couple months ago I got hitched. Aside from celebrating the beginning of a lifelong adventure with my best friend (I’d be remiss to not mention the obvious), the occasion also gave me the rare chance to be my own client. Much to my
fiance’s wife’s credit, she handed over full creative control of our invitations, saying simply “I’m sure I’ll love whatever you come up with.”
As much as it might have been fun to use a bunch of blackletter typefaces and neon inks, I figured it’d be best to reign it in and create something that felt like a merger of both our personalities. The end result takes that idea literally by sandwiching simple elements & textures which represent the two of us as individuals to create a finished package that’s distinctly “us.” That’s my design mumbo-jumbo explanation, anyway. Really, I just wanted to put her in a cameo and myself in a plaid shirt, and somehow print it on actual wood.
A huge shout to Virginia over at Sideshow Press for helping suss out the printing, especially the main invitation piece – letterpressed cherry veneer duplexed with Crane Lettra off-white. So rad. That chica knows her stuff.
Figured I’d keep the ball rolling with groomsman’s gifts, and designed them each a logo to be etched onto a flask. I won’t bother trying to explain any of them, but each icon is based on an experience we shared together. $500 to the first person* who can correctly guess the story behind all six.
*who isn’t named Kyle, Bryce, Drue, Jonathan, Justin, or Sharpie.