We just love working with other creative folks! This winter, a bride with print-making experience came to us hoping to collaborate on her wedding invitations. She was dreaming of a large peony and after some brainstorming, we came up with a plan.
She would carve the flower out of linoleum and print it on the Vandercook cylinder press at her school. Then we would take care of the rest — creating the lovely summer palette of apricot and sage, crafting the whimsical typography and letterpress printing the invitations and envelopes.
Here is a bit about her process:
“The process of carving linoleum can be a slow and tedious task. After some sketching I made the first prototype, then the second, then the third before I got the shape just right. It’s difficult to translate a sketch to a carved block of linoleum! I then had a couple of trial rounds of printing, before I had the color just right. When all is said and done, the process was extremely rewarding, even though it took some time to get it right. The invitations go beautifully with our vision for the wedding, I’m so happy that the collaboration went so well!”
We couldn’t be happier with how it turned out!