February 25, 2011
Special Series: "White Plus" Stationery
Posted by Shira Savada
This final installment in the "White Plus" series features stationery created by Studio On Fire. Last month we ran a contest to win a full stationery suite designed and produced by this Minneapolis letterpress company. Working within the color palette of our Winter issue, they created a custom suite for the winning couple. Now it's time to share the final product!
1 Here, the complete invitation suite.
2 Illustrations of the sun, moon, and stars give the suite a celestial feel.
3 The invitation, a small matchbook, opens to reveal tiny sheets of paper with wedding details. It was meant to reflect the bonfires that'll be burning on that special festival night.
4 Don't you love the pop of color around the inside of the matchbook's frame?
5 The outside of the matchbook features graphic sun and moon designs.
6 The invitation reads: "Celebrating the arrival of the summer solstice (amongst other astronomical events)."
7 Each invitation featured both Spanish and English translations.
8 The paper's subtle texture is a nice contrast to the modern typography.
10 Here, you can see how each piece was folded and tucked inside the matchbook.
About the winning couple:
Juan and Irma will be married in Madrid on June 24, the night of "San Juan." Traditionally, friends and family gather on this evening to build and leap across bonfires in celebration of the summer solstice. (We did some intense Googling, and it appears that in many parts of Spain, this is a party night not to be missed!)
To reflect the backyard BBQ reception, the couple wanted to keep the invitations informal -- the word "wedding" wasn't allowed to be used -- with fire as the theme. A matchbook format for the invitation seemed only natural.
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