The final blog post of the week is something I am very excited about. Followers of the blog may know I’ve got a Geometric wedding stationery collection coming soon. This collection is a little different from most of the bespoke collections on Artemis Stationery in that it’s more of a collection of ideas that could fall under the banner of geometrically inspired designs. What I’d like to share today is one of those ideas. It’s a circular pattern which I think looks very dynamic the way it radiates out from the centre.
The item shown in these photos is a Bifold invitation. The design could be used for just about any of our types of invitations or day stationery. I chose to use the Bifold to showcase this idea as it let me replicate the pattern on the inside of the stationery. As I write this article I’m in the middle of planning my display at a local wedding fair and have my shelves set up with lots of my stationery on it. I love the design and it makes me smile every time I go by it. All of my designs do especially when they’re new and I have just made the first sample item. Some of them though are intricate and best appreciated when they’re in your hands. After all stationery isn’t massive or maybe my eyes just getting worse for all this time on a computer! This design though has real stopping power and makes me grin from metres away, the way the colour is lighter in the middle really draws the eye in putting the focus on the Bride and Groom’s names.
Geometric Wedding Inspiration
You may have noticed this design first featured as my NYE post and that I then used a this colour version for a wedding fair post. When I first designed it there was no plan of ever using it in print. New Year’s Eve just made me think of clocks, circles and fireworks and after two design sessions this pattern emerged. Many of my designs do take a lot longer to develop, this was one of those rare occasions where the original idea was not too far from the original design.
On this sample design I’ve used two fonts, one that gives me a bit of 50’s feel. The other which is definitely art deco. Art deco fonts would work well with this design as while the colours may not be the most obvious for an art deco or 1920’s style but the pattern definitely is. So the sharp edges and careful curves of art deco fonts tie in really well. I thought I would put the Bride and Grooms names in a font which contrasts this whilst also not being too fussy. Anyone ordering this design though is welcome to try out which ever fonts they fancy. I just try and pick ones which will show the design off well though as with colours there’s rarely a wrong choice with fonts!
A bit more about Bifold Invitations
A brief description of the bifold invitation, these invitations are very high quality made on exceptional quality card stock. We print the outside with the cover and back of the invitation on one piece of card. The inside panels are then printed on separate square pieces of card which are then carefully fixed with a very strong adhesive to the cover and back piece. This gives a real quality finish, there is no slouching cards with our bifolds or the larger version the trifold! The final touch is we fix a detachable rsvp on the information page which perfectly matches the pattern behind. They come with 2 envelopes, one large one and another for the rsvp. The RSVP can feature extra information like menu choices, transport options, not just attendance.
When it does become live you’ll be able to find the collection Geometry collection (which 90% likely will be it’s name) from the many wedding stationery collections menu here. Hopefully it should be in the next two weeks. Just a few more photos needed. If you’re in a hurry though do get in touch as just because I don’t have all the photos I need finished doesn’t mean it couldn’t be ordered. Find the contact page on the stationery site.