Simple but spectacular one-color invitations designed by the bride, Jessica, and printed by us.
PAPER 300g and 600g Pearl White
Although we're in Portland now, Parklife Press spent most of its first decade in Chapel Hill, less than a mile from UNC. On the far side of campus, beyond the sea of pastel polo shirts and khaki shorts, was PlayMakers Repertory Company. This year PlayMakers is celebrating its 40th year, and unlike the previously mentioned campus fashion choices, I hope it never goes out of style.
Sixgill's logo uses a gradation of green — from light on the left to dark on the right. Normally that's not the sort of thing letterpress does well. But using a fine halftone screen, we printed two shades of green on top of one another to achieve the gradation effect.
For Taryn and Adam's wedding in the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, we designed a custom foil + letterpress motif based on the garden's Palm House. Take a look at the inspiration:
We carried parts of the artwork through to reply cards, menus, programs, and even the envelopes.
PAPER 600g Fluorescent White
INK Light Celadon
FOIL Silver Shine
Boo! This year's Parklife Halloween card features black ink plus two shades of foil on a duplexed sheet: French Paper Speckletone Kraft for the front and Kraft-Tone Ledger Green for the back.
Oh yeah, there's a discount too. Just mention this post between now and the end of November to get $100 off an order of holiday cards, business cards, letterhead, or stationery.
Hard to compete with last year's card — but I'd say we came pretty close.
Check out these stark and sinister Christmas cards for North Carolina creative agency and long-time Parklife collaborators, Adena Studios.
We printed these with Black and Fuchsia ink on our 300g Fluorescent White cotton paper.
These might be my favorite client-designed invitations this year. The bride, Nisha, designed three different invites for her various California wedding festivities.
All three have a common feel — employing the same border art, black ink, and copperplate type. But Nisha used different title art for each and we printed them with three different fluorescent letterpress inks — neon orange, deep magenta, a bright pink. We finished each set with three different edge paints — electric blue, highlighter yellow, and metallic silver.
Finally, we used the neon orange ink to print the flap of the fluorescent white envelope.
And what the hell, how about a few more photos...