Love this quote from Charles Eames; and I loved watching this film about Charles and Ray Eames.Pin It
Monthly Archives: October 2012
Things have been so busy around the Delphine studio, with the cross country move, new school, new staff, new studio, crazy (!) number of new clients … it’s been on my to do list since February to share the great pro bono project we did for Omo Child. The distressed logo is the unifying element throughout the brand, along with the warm African sun orange color and the fantastic photographs (most by Jessica Davis Travel Photography). This project was a true labor of love. John and I spent nearly all our time on this project for several months, at a time when we should have been packing our house and preparing for the big move. Though it was a lot of work, for nearly no money, at the exact wrong time in our lives to be spending a lot of time on a project, I’m still really glad we did it for these precious children.
I just cannot get enough of these cute little munchkins dressed up for Halloween. It’s Jessica Davis‘ favorite holiday of the year, and it really shows in her photos. This year I was chatting with her about Alexander’s costume idea, and she convinced me to make costumes for John and me, too. So I’m going to blame her for my lack of sleep as I stay up all night tonight sewing and gluing.
All photos by Jessica Davis Photography.
Needless to say, in anticipation of the movie we’re getting serious 1920s fever and are designing up a whole slew of 20s themed wedding invitations. One of the fonts we’re using a bunch is Copasetic. The Art Deco style works great for our 20s style invitations. The font is free, by the way. You’re welcome ; )
// photo: Erika Firm | Delphine
Graphic Designer-create custom proofs for clients 2.Describe why you went into graphic design.
I actually studied costume design in school, but always had a knack for visually communicating ideas. I got an internship with a magazine in graphic design and haven’t turned back. 3.Where do you draw inspiration from?
Everything- but my background in costume design makes me look at fashion designers and fabrics for inspiration. 4.What would you do if you won the lottery today?
Start a men’s clothing line 5.What is your favorite font?
Right now..script: Aphrodite Slim Pro ……..Serif: Prestige….Sans Serif: Erik Sans 6.How do you stay organized?
I write everything down 7.Which super-power would you like to have … mind reading or invisibility?
Neither. I think people should keep some thoughts to themselves and I love to be seen. 8.What do you listen to while working?
Florence and the Machine-Pandora Station 9.What is your favorite Delphine design and why?
Meeting Street. I love the shape of the frame-very rococco 10.Name 3 things you can’t live without.
My moleskin sketchbook, chicken salad, and color 11.What is the best piece of advice you have ever gotten? (include who it was from)
“Do what you love to do.”-Andrew Walker of Entropy Arts/Ensemble 12.What is the latest book that you have read?
The Great Gatsby (again) 13.What is your favorite to place eat in Charleston?
The Macintosh for a nice dinner or Fuel for casual. 14.What keeps you going throughout the day?
The Delphine Crew and Diet Coke 15.How do you get past creative blocks?
If I get a creative block, I have to step away from the project for a second (and if possible enjoy a glass of wine) then revisit it after I’ve cleared my head. 16.Are you a Twilight, Hunger Games, or Harry Potter series fan?
Harry Potter and the Hunger Games for sure! 17.What is your favorite thing about Charleston?
The culture and the community 18.What is the craziest line of text a client has ever asked for on an invitation?
When referencing their wedding attire: “like something you would wear to a fancy restaurant” 19.What’s your favorite color?
Turquoise and yellow (like Van Gogh’s “sunflowers”) 20.What’s your favorite movie?
Marie Antoinette by Sophia Coppola (for visual purposes only) 21.What’s your favorite book?
The Great Gatsby 22.Some things you might not know about me are …
I make handbags with Libby Ganong and Add Libb Designs, a local Charleston Handbag company 23.My pet peeve?
When people pass you on the sidewalk and do not say “hi”. 24.Where were you born?
Anderson, SC 25.Best advice for a bride?
Chill out 26.Favorite magazine?
Neiman Marcus’s “The Book” (catalog/magazine)
The Satorialist // photo by Nesbitt Photography & Design Pin It
Just off press … some really cool letterpress business cards for a fabulous San Diego wedding photographer. We letterpressed the square business cards in dark black ink on double thick bright white cotton cover stock, with killer black edge painting detail. Love these!
In a previous life Paul Barnett was probably a doctor … just check out that crazy signature! Lucky for all you brides and grooms out there, Paul is living life as one of the most fabulous, charming, and super talented wedding photographers in all the land. Seriously, I can’t say enough good things about his work. His sense of humour is killer, and he has impeccable timing, too. Here’s a peek at what I’m talking about:
Those shots crack me up! Paul is based in San Diego, but travels far and often, so check him out if you’re looking to capture some memories.
//wedding photos by Paul Barnett wedding photographyPin It
Flowers blooming on vines that wrap around porch columns and garden trellises, flowers spilling out of planters and window boxes … these are the scenes of Charleston that never grow old. I spotted these purple flowers hanging from a neighbor’s chartreuse porch and had to sneak a photo. Aubergine and chartreuse green always hues look great together. It’s an unexpected, slightly wild, but elegant color palette for Autumn, taken right from Nature herself.
Oh! Boy syrup is keeping it simple and classic with its fun vintage style and primary color palette. It’s hard not to smile at that cute freckle-faced illustration!
//photo by Erika Firm for DelphinePin It
Emily Lime Pro font is a sweet script font that flows well on any event invitation. It’s a very readable, handwritten font that is casual and elegant at the same time. It would be a perfect font choice for any afternoon tea party or shower invitation.
One of the many joys of being back in the South is access to one of my favorite snacks: boiled peanuts. Pair it with a cane sugar Coke and I’m a very happy girl. I snapped this pic at Butcher & Bee the other day because I just loved the traditional color palette: coca cola red, peanut brown, a bit of green: an old school classic color palette that would be a great jumping off point for planning a fall party.Pin It
Today our UPS delivery guy was wearing a hoodie parka with his shorts … I think it’s a sure sign that it is, indeed, Fall here in Charleston. Now that it’s Fall, the next logical thing on the mighty to do list is to think of a really clever Halloween costume.
Our son is thinking about being a robot this year, and I’m trying to convince John to be a Canadian (long story), but so far we haven’t decided on anything yet. If you have any great ideas please let me know.Pin It
There is alway great local seafood being served here in Charleston, SC. Dieter Steffmann created this cute curvy script font called Marketing Script. It would look great for any backyard party occasion, oyster roast invitation(cannot wait for oyster roast season!!), or a menu. Oh, and by the way, Marketing Script is a free font. Yay!
Sometimes the simplest ideas are the best. Case in point: this letterpress wedding invitation, typeset in black ink with no motif. Don’t call it plain, though! It has gorgeous (if I do say so myself) shiny gold edge painted sides. Letterpress edge painting is an extra touch that is always worth the extra effort.Pin It