There’s something dreamy and romantic about rusty ironwork. Loving the random juxtaposition of garden statues, succulents, rusty garden carts, and that fabulous spruce green wall at Antiques on Cedros in Solana Beach, California.Pin It
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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
I couldn’t help but to snap a picture. The pretty combo of the sun faded orange, turquoise and green colors together made me smile.
//photo: Erika Firm | DelphinePin It
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
My favorite things all have to do with the sea: walks on the beach, snorkeling, swimming, uni, tide pools, fish tacos, sand in my toes, waves, sailing, and oysters. I’m not one for resolutions, but I do think I could get on board with more ocean in my life in 2012.
Have a sparkly New Year!
//photo by Alexander (7 years old)
Haute off the press: our Charleston Stitch party invitation, printed in sand ink. The invitation was originally designed for Martha Stewart Weddings magazine, and is named after my “hometown” of Charleston, South Carolina.
One of the fabulous things about digital/flat printing is the opportunity to flood the background of a design with a solid color, and knock out the text (the white is the paper, not white ink). I really love this soft, neutral, romantic color palette for weddings, and hope it doesn’t fade away as a trend too quickly.
The purple/dull metallics and neutrals color palette is one my wedding invitation clients have been loving lately. I like to call it “Aubergine Dream.”
Top row, l to r: Amelia wedding gown by Vera Wang; cardigan by Leifsdottir; eggplant photo by La Tartine Gourmande (photo from La Tartine Gourmande’s Flickr stream) — Bottom row, l to r: Capri rings by Pomellato; Roman Capital from Restoration Hardware; Lilac lustre water glass from Target; Plum Magnolia gown by Vera Wang.
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