Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Pavilion at the Angus Barn. Given the historic and rustic location, we were 100% on board when the couple requested we accent those qualities in the invitation suite. From the hand-drawn monogram with a western feel to the burlap band and cotton paper to the rsvp language, we took full advantage of designing to fit their charming theme.
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
|Downtown Manasquan, New Jersey, c. 1932. Our studio was rebuilt on this site in the late 1950s.|
|Looking toward Manasquan Inlet, c. 1932|
|Sea Girt, New Jersey, c. 1932. The large building in the lower center of the photograph is the Stockton Hotel.|
It was destroyed by fire in 1965.
|Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey, c. 1932. The original Jenkinson's Pavilion on the Boardwalk.|
|Shore Airport Letterhead (top) and the Pilot with his plane.|
These photographs are family heirlooms and magnificent examples of history at the Jersey Shore. Matt's grandfather was a pilot in the area in the late 1920s and early 1930s. He owned one of the first airports in central New Jersey. We salvaged and restored these and several other photographs from his collection. Given that the shore has been developed so much since this moment in time, seeing empty lots this close to the ocean is amazing. Prints are available for purchase.
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Here is the Save the Date and wedding invitation set for our clients Lucille & Sean. Their New Year's Eve wedding took place in an old oceanfront hotel in Asbury Park. We were asked to produce something in an Art Deco vein using multiple fonts and metallic paper stocks. To us, it was a very cool project!
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
We spend a lot of time walking around Manasquan, and have noticed over time many compelling examples of typography. The sun finally stayed out over the weekend long enough for us to capture some of these diverse representations.
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Today we want to tell you about a friend of Invitations, Ink, Lauren Perrotto of Lulu's Palace. We hosted a double birthday/St. Patrick's Day celebration over the weekend, and Lauren baked this gorgeous (and amazingly delicious) cake for it. We were impressed with her attention to detail on the outside and inside of the cake. She was kind enough to throw in a couple of cupcakes for our niece and nephew as well. See more of her beautiful work here.
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
The Mansion at Natirar is a gorgeous estate and wedding venue in Somerset County, New Jersey. Sandee and David commissioned illustrations of the mansion and this detailed iron gate on the Natirar grounds. We were delighted when they also opted for letterpress printing. Here are the beautiful results from Thomas Printers.
Monday, March 4, 2013
Saturday, March 2, 2013
Friday, March 1, 2013
For his surprise 60th birthday, Brian's family booked "The Archive Room" in New York City. They requested that we play off of the archive theme and, of course, we jumped at the chance to do something creative. His wife and daughter gave us this old photograph and submitted personal facts, from which we drew his "dossier."
Friday, February 15, 2013
Friday, February 8, 2013
Amanda and John-Austin love old movies and they adore the ocean. He surfs and owns Caught Outside Photography and she spends her summers enjoying the beach. We combined their two passions into a movie poster parody of "The Endless Summer" (the colors from the original film and the concept from the sequel). Their dog Hobie was a must for inclusion into the poster. How much fun is this?!
Saturday, January 19, 2013
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
We reopened the pictures shortly after the new year and were reminded of a pre-Sandy Jersey Shore: sunny, carefree afternoons spent in the sun, surf, and sand. Matt is a lifeguard in Manasquan, which inspired these seating and table cards. They are tiny replicas of each entrance sign to Manasquan beach. We sincerely look forward to seeing those signs again after Memorial Day, and to watching our town come back to life.