May 7, 2008
Last night I went printing with my friend Chris Chen at the IPRC (and Brett was there, too). Chris was printing wedding invites for friends from plates–and boy howdy is he a fast and efficient printer. It was inspiring.
I realized that I had never posted about making the invitations for Aileen’s baby shower. At the time I didn’t want to ruin the surprise for her. So. Here they are.
They’re set in 12-pt. Century Gothic Bold, with Aileen’s name in Park Avenue 18-pt. I almost ended up printing the stork icon in the blind (that is, without ink at all, as the impression looked pretty) but ended up using a transparent white with just a touch of black for a very pale grey.
My goal was an homage to anachronistic formality, avoiding typicality of pink and ribbons and such, and using a clean main typeface to emphasize a bit of modernity.
I had a bit of trouble with all of the lower-case “o”s (they were all smashed), but I think it worked out OK in the end. There was no @ sign; hence my peculiar email address. No, it wasn’t to prevent spam!