Modern Vintage Stationery
When friends of friends would like bespoke wedding stationery, I'm only too happy to oblige. As usual, I created a range of ideas for a bride that didn't know exactly what she wanted, once ideas and details were finalised I got to work!
One of my favourite designs to date I think, translated onto both day and simplified evening invitations.
Warm and Welcoming Postcards
Following up the Christmas invites, which hopefully will do just the job, Hope City also wanted some welcome cards - I gladly obliged! To counter the coldness of winter, I used some of my summery photography.
I wasn't sure if people really use QR codes still or not, but thought it wouldn't hurt! It might even show that churches can be capable of living in the same world as everyone else...
One of my regular Clients (see here, here, and here for more) needed some vibrant invitations for a Christmas event. Utilising some work I'd done for moo.com, I put these together - I hope they did the trick in persuading people to beat the weather and head outside!
One of my recent tasks for moo.com was to design a set of cards for a large company that matched their identity as seen on their website. So I needed to know what colours they'd used for their branding. Which is when I came across this amazing tool hidden away in the utilities folder on macs.
When you open it and float it over words or graphics, it tells you the colours that they've used! So helpful, and I never knew it existed! What other secrets are hiding away? Any top hidden mac tips?
Find it in: Applications > Utilities > Digitalcolor Meter and try not to mind the spelling!
The world is full of inspiration, and I've been blessed to photograph a large chunk of it. A wee celebration of colour, and a useful tool for those of us slightly terrified of colour... Or is it just me!?
Just spent a rather marvellous snowy weekend with mates, just relaxing, eating, drinking, rediscovering Thunderbirds, and pushing the limits of crayons...
First up, sticking them to a coffee frother to replicate old school Spirographs. Uncanny, no?
Next we considered involving heat, and things started to get fun! I spose I should say, don't try this at home or without grown up paws helping and all that jazz, but meh! My bro has a mini blowtorch for "cooking." It also works really well melting crayons- either by setting the paper wrapper on fire and letting the wax drip, or shaving crayons with a knife (if you're going to make art dangerous, you may as well do it properly!) and melting the shavings directly onto a well water-soaked piece of paper. We also used a hairdryer to melt the crayons directly in a slightly less dramatic fashion.
Finally we used the Aga hot plate as a toasty desk, and drew onto paper resting onto it. It's amazing how painterly the melted crayons looked. Definitely recommend for punchy colour fun.
Not that bambinos are on the horizon yet, but I like to think that when they do appear, we'll find plenty of hands on fun things to do like this weekend. Maybe swapping wine for non-fermented fruits... And maybe less fire, maybe...
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