Today is John and my 14th wedding anniversary! To celebrate we’re offering 14 percent off our Meeting Street design — it was inspired by the street where we were married right here in Charleston, South Carolina. It feels great to be back in the city that we love on this special day. Cheers to love! xoxo, Erika.Pin It
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Oh, hello, February! How did you sneak up on me like this? It’s going to be a fun month: we’re busy in the studio working on some brand new Delphine wedding invitation designs, which I’ll preview soon. Valentine’s Day is around the corner … the perfect opportunity to mail out valentine’s day photo card to all your loved ones if you never did get around to Christmas or New Year’s cards.
Also this month I’m headed back to Cali for Tradeshow Camp’s PAPER CAMP. I’m so excited to meet all our new students, catch up with some of my favorite paper peeps, and visit with my family & friends.Pin It
Oh, and yes, that is our new 2013 desk calendar. It’s a super limited edition (fewer than 100 were printed, and we have about 30 left). They are the same size as always (4.25in x 5.5in), so if you have an easel from years past it will fit perfectly. Most pages are letterpressed, a few are flat printed. They are $22 (easel not included). If you’d like to order one please shoot an email over to erika at delphinepress dot com.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
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
San Franciso Tile has always been one of my favorite Delphine designs. I like the clean, simple layout. I prefer it with sans serif fonts like Gill Sans or Futura, but some clients have been ordering it lately with script fonts. The look is growing on me. What do you prefer? Fancy script or simple sans serif?Pin It
Wonderland has been one of our most popular designs lately. I was inspired by Alice in Wonderland when I designed it … a little bit whimsical, a little bit Victorian, a lot charming. This example is shown letterpressed in coral and noisette (nut brown) inks on bright white 100 percent cotton paper, with antique gold envelope liners.Pin It
Charleston Stitch is an invitation design near and dear to my heart. I designed at the request of Martha Stewart Weddings magazine (my all time favorite magazine … I’ve been a fan since the very first issue), with my once and again hometown of Charleston as the inspiration. This example is shown letterpressed in gorgeous keylime and champagne inks on thick off-white 100 percent cotton paper.Pin It
Jennifer Price is a pioneer of the industrial-chic look. Her vintage wares, displayed at the oh so fabulous SoLo collective in Solana Beach, California, are carefully curated, swoon-worthy treasures. Dubbed the “Real Dealer,” Jen is the best of the best when it comes to industrial furniture and vintage finds. No doubt the SoLo staff regularly needs to wipe drool off her merchandise, which ranges from vintage factory tables to industrial lighting to awesome Mad Men -esque martini pitchers to vintage signage and educational charts.
When she asked us to design a new look for her business, we knew it had to seem like it had been around forever. Of course letterpress was a natural choice for her business cards, but since she goes through tens of thousands of cards each year we also printed a more economic flat printed version to keep on display in the shop.
Jen’s favorite color, and the color of much of her merchandise, is warm steel grey. We paired it with retro teal, referencing the 1950s office furniture that she loves so well to form her branded color palette. We broke my self-imposed 2 font max per logo to create her crest logo. Of course we used tried and true, been around the block fonts (including THE vintage font of fonts, Futura Bold).
Her new website and blog are full of eye candy (Jen was a professional photographer). If you like the vintage vibe, do yourself a favor and road trip it to her studio. You are in for the ultimate shopping experience.Pin It
I’m a huge French Paper Co. fan, and not just ’cause it has “French” in the name. I’ve used their stock for many a Delphine letterpress card collection. Learn more about this super cool American company by visiting their delicious new website.
Holy Neon Green! Bust out the sunglasses!!!! My fabulous new neon green edge painted letterpress business cards are back from press. I LOVE love love love love them. Check out the neon shadow they cast on the desk. Snazzy, right?Pin It
Our signature Ava design (a variation of our Amelie) is hands down our most ordered design. Here are three variations of the same design shipping out on the same day. Changing the ink colors totally changes the feeling, doesn’t it? I imagine the left one for a garden party, the center one for a fun bash, and the one on the right for a black tie ball.Pin It
It’s my favorite time of year: National Stationery Show week. NSS 2012 is turning out to be a beautiful show. Here are a few snapshots of some of the lovely things I spotted at the Javits Center this week so far:
Clockwise from top left: Fawnsberg (LOVE the amazing hand lettering, sweet illustrations … and the gum eraser giveaways), Mohawk Paper (isn’t their new logo fab?), Paper + Cup design (sweet + chic retro office supply style warms my heart), Flywheel Press (80′s references make me feel slightly old, but happy).
Linda & Harriett combined 5 of my very favorite things in one product: a hand lettered, neon, gold accented, screen printed oversize calendar. On my wish list!!!
Rebecca’s Wild Ink Press booth is beyond spectacular & my favorite so far. Love love love the ombre look. My iphone pic does not do it justice : (
I’ll be walking the show again today. Follow my Instagram feed @delphinestudio or follow me on Twitter @delphine_studio for live updates.
It has been a busy busy year at the Delphine studio. I’m trying hard to catch up on posts to share what we’ve been up to. Here’s an identity package we did in January for Jessica Davis Photography, a kids, baby and maternity photography studio based in Solana Beach, California.
This project was a rebrand. Jessica “outgrew” her old logo, also a Delphine design. Though her clients still loved her bird logo, she felt that she had moved on to a new, cleaner style, and wanted her brand to reflect the new direction of her business. Her original logo used soft ocean blue and rich chocolate brown; the font and illustrations were playful and cute, reflecting her focus on outdoor photography with a very sweet and playful look.
Jessica felt like the brand didn’t reflect her current style of photography, which is increasingly focused on a “Day in the Life” documentary style approach. Jessica likes to capture the “real” moments in a child’s life. It was time for a brand refresh.
Jessica asked for a more sophisticated, crisp look, one that was a little more “serious” … but one that was still approachable, young, and would appeal to her current customers. We went with a clean, slightly retro font and design style, but kept the look soft and approachable with the ocean and sand color palette. Keeping the ocean ink was a natural way to link back to her old brand.
We letterpressed her business cards, hang tags, buck slips, stationery, and envelopes for a sophisticated and elegant feel. To tone down the starkness of the look, we pulled in textured kraft paper bag style envelopes and added touches of a retro script font here and there. We letterpressed her business cards in ocean and sand inks on extra super thick bright white 100 percent cotton paper, and edge painted them in matching ocean ink.
One of the most difficult business decisions you can make is any sort of change. Jessica told me her old logo was “working,” but she wanted new branding to reflect the new direction and growth of her business. I wholeheartedly agree that in business you have to change, and constantly adapt in order to grow. Because of this, Jessica’s rebranding project was my favorite so far this year.Pin It
Just in case you haven’t heard … we’ve moved! From SoCal to SC. I’m slowly getting my act together, unpacking and arranging and rearranging … hopefully I’ll get to address my cool chevron letterpress moving announcements this weekend.Pin It