Monthly Archives: May 2009

sale: delphine letterpress invitations

Just a reminder that our anniversary sale ($250 off!) on our letterpress Meeting Street design is almost over. You can check out the details here. Enter code: ANNIVERSARY during checkout. Offer expires May 31, 2009.

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real wedding: megan and casey

One of the best things about my job is getting to know lovely people like Megan and Casey. Last year about this time I was printing invitations for their August wedding. After their Big Day they shared their photos with me, and I’m so happy that their beautiful, beautiful wedding is featured on The Knot here so you all can see it, too. (photos by Thia Konig).

The final mockup (above) of the invites we designed printed for Megan and Casey, and a few pics of the final design (below). I had a great time designing these invites for them (and you can see that one of the motifs eventually turned into our Meeting Street design, which you can read about here and see here on our site).

 

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inspiration: urban infrastructure

I snapped this picture under a bridge in New York City (New Yorkers, can you tell me which it is?). I love grey and pattern; I think the infrastructure of the city is beautiful!

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inspiration: studio courtyard

Before we left for New York for the stationery show I snapped this photo of our studio courtyard. The red flowers are on our pomegranate tree. We’re going to have a lot of fruit this year! I never noticed before, but the skin around the flowers is hard, like the skin of the fruit. Really neat! If they’re still around when I get back next week I’ll take some closer shots.

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happy birthday

Happy Birthday to … me! It’s my birthday today. I’m spending it at the National Stationery Show for the fifth year in a row, and I can’t imagine it any other way anymore!

(new birthday cards by delphine).

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national stationery show 2009

Our 2009 delphine National Stationery Show booth: 3327. Thanks to everyone who stopped by, including Marisa, Darcy, Amy and Shaina from Martha Stewart Weddings (below).

 

Lionel Flax (of Delphine and Sam Flax) and Joan Schnee (of Green Paper Company) at Monday Morning Mimosas yesterday.

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makeready: illuminated initials

Here’s a sneak peek at our new Illuminated Initials letterpress cards. This photo is of makeready — the sheets that we use to get the press setup. Sometimes I end up keeping and framing a few pieces of makeready – the happy accidents that happen can be inspiring! We have a few more examples in our paperie.

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national stationery show: setup day one

1: John built our crates at the warehouse.

2: Our NSS booth (3327) as it looked when we arrived. Note the random equipment and the slightly damaged crates. All the wheels were busted off of both crates, so we had to wait an hour for a Freeman to move the crates into the aisle with a forklift. One crate also had a whole in the top. Not a nice feeling. Luckily the contents only suffered minor damage.

3. This is what we paid for … an empty 20 x 10 booth with concrete floors, no lighting, and some pipe and drape. It’s up to us to make it interesting!

4. Holy purple, Batman. When the back wall went up it looked a little more purple than we had originally planned– but after the lights went in we realized it was just because it had been dark. We used metallic paint by Ralph Lauren.

5. Our organized mess.

6. One wall, sort of complete. End of day one of setup!

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