We’re thrilled to announce that the Delphine 2013 Holiday Collection for Cardstore is live! Working on Christmas cards is a year long cycle for us, so we’re always excited to finally see designs make it online. Hope you’ll check out the collection — and please send us a card, while you’re at it. We LOVE snail mail!Pin It
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We take our office supplies pretty seriously around here (rule of thumb: retro + functional), so we were excited when Neenah Paper asked us to design file folders for them. Erika took inspiration from one of her favorite movies, Anchorman, when designing, and tested out the most difficult print method of all: white ink on black paper. We love how they turned out, but the best part of the whole project is taking them into client meetings and watching their reactions.Pin It
I’m so happy to report that the logo we designed for OMO CHILD, a Southern California based non profit dedicated to rescuing and caring for children in Ethiopia’s Omo Valley, has been selected for publication in LogoLounge Volume 8 (available Spring 2014).
Read more about the brand we designed for OMO CHILD here.
I’m so happy to report that the logo we designed for Shannon, a Brooklyn, New York based photographer, was selected for publication in LogoLounge Volume 8 (available Spring 2014). Hooray for one color design.
Read more about the brand we designed for Jessica here.
I’m so pleased to introduce a brand NEW design: Vintage Lace. It was inspired by a stunning piece of heirloom lace that Trish brought in as a photo shoot prop. The lace dates back to the late 1800s! Everyone in the studio just fell in love with the gorgeous lace pattern and all of the designers here at Delphine thought it would make a beautiful wedding invitation. It’s shown here flat printed, but how stunning would it be letterpressed?Pin It
Sometimes a color combo and a design are just meant to be. J’adore our Rose wedding invitation letterpressed in pretty mai tai pink and black ink. The combo is romantic, retro, and oh so pretty.
Nailed it (pats self on back).Pin It
Kat Creech, wedding + event planner extraordinaire, is such a joy! I’ve worked with her and her fab team many times to design wedding invitations, so I’ve seen first hand the passion she brings to each and every event she plans. When she told me it was time to bring her own brand to the next level, we both said “yellow” at the same time. It just fits. Yellow is optimistic, bright, exuberant, clear and warm all at the same time … just like Kat.
When she showed me her signature, I just knew we had to incorporate it into the logo. Its bold, cheerful and fresh look is just the message we were going for. Kat loved her look so much she decided to throw a rebranding party! I could hear the champagne popping all the way from Houston, Texas. Love that!!!Pin It
GIVEAWAY TIME!!!! We’re giving away a set of 100 business/calling cards from the Delphine collection of personal stationery to FIVE lucky bloggers!
I’m slowly recovering from Alt Summit envy, but now SXSW envy, Blissdom envy and the rest are setting in. There are so many amazing events coming up for bloggers! Even though I’d love to be a conference junkie, my calendar is already overflowing with projects and deadlines. There is just no possible way for me to attend everything I want to attend.
I’m going to
stalk conference attendees on Twitter live vicariously through all you bloggers who are living the dream & attending fun conferences. Near the very top of my “to pack” list for conferences, right next to comfy flats, cool new pen, and aspirin, is “big stack of business cards.” So I’ve decided to give 5 winners sets of 100 business cards from the Delphine collection of personal stationery.
Here are the rules: Use the handy “Rafflecopter” widget to enter. Leave a comment with the conference you’re attending this year, your favorite Delphine business card design (check them all out here), and the ink colors you’d choose (play with our exclusive customizer to pick your faves). Using our fun customizer, you’ll be able to see what your cards will look like ahead of time. (Don’t worry, if you win you can always change your mind and order something different). Of course also leave your name, name of your blog and email so we can get in touch with the winners. Deadline to enter is February 4, 2012 at midnight (Pacific time). Winners will be chosen randomly and announced on February 5, 2012.
It’s true, I can’t get enough chevrons. John thinks I’m slightly obsessed. I’m certain one of these days I’ll tire of the classic zig zag pattern, but for now I’m in love. Here’s a letterpress wedding invitation in cantaloupe melon and dull gold inks. Note the pretty edge painted place cards, too. Yummy color combo … one of my faves. (Just don’t call it peach and we can pretend it’s not part of the 80s revival).
In my house, the sure sign that the holidays are around the corner is the release of the new Delphine 2012 desktop calendar.
I think it makes a super stocking stuffer. Yes, I just said that. But it’s true, not marketing speak! We sourced some awesome black metal easels this year. If you already have one of our old easels you can buy just the refill pages — we stuck with the same size (4.25in x 5.5in).
Feeling inspired, I ordered our personal family Christmas card today. Friends & family note that this year my goal is to actually get them in the mail before Valentine’s Day!
Dr. Naples, an Austin, Texas based oral and maxillofacial surgeon, wanted to update the logo and identity of his practice, in preparation for his expansion and move to his new oral surgery center. He loved the “N” in a box element from his old logo, so kept that … but ditched everything else (including the 80s era parchment paper and gold lettering). Eeek.
What do you want from your oral surgeon? Clean, professional, trustyworthy, strong … so I chose a nice, solid and strong blue for the brand. I kept all the lines square, clean and sharp, and I used lots and lots of white space.
To keep things super clean, I chose a very bright white stock (everything is offset printed on Neenah Classic Crest Solar White). I kept the same blue and white, with accents of black, color palette throughout all of the branded identity: business cards, appointment cards, we’ve moved cards, letterhead, business envelopes and stickers.
The main business card has a crisp, clean look. I used the band/stripe as a design element throughout the entire identity package. Dr. Naples is moving to the new building in a few months, and there will be many more elements printed to celebrate the new location! Congratulations, Dr. Naples, on the incredible growth of your business!Pin It
I picked up these three rolls of 25 cent tickets (the green ones are my favorite) at the local grocery store because I knew someday I’d use them in a photoshoot. I left them in my studio for a few months, and when the sun faded them to the perfect patina I finally was inspired to use them as props for our new Candy Shop wedding invitation.
One of our newest wedding invitation designs, Candy Shop, is available in stores now. It’s shown here letterpressed in peacock and gray inks.
//photos Erika Firm
Sullivan’s Island is one of my favorite floral wedding invitation designs. It’s not one of our most popular, but I still love it. I was inspired by the sweet butterflies and pretty wild flowers along the sand dunes. Every time someone orders it I am reminded of walks along the beach on the South Carolina coast, where I consider home.