Monday September 28, 2015

August’s Projects

By Tom Hart

The height of summer brought a flurry of new commissions and opportunities, August has been a tough month of establishing those projects and managing the final stages of some challenging, lengthy projects which came to a close at the end of a long, busy summer. This month’s highlights come from some familiar names — Katie Harnett and Stephanie Shafer — but there are plenty of new projects around the corner with illustration from some bright young faces.

Serena & Simone custom illustration by Jolly Edition, illustration by Katie Harnett
We shared an update last month of this fun illustration we were putting together for Serena & Simone, an engaged italian couple looking for something uniquely special to celebrate their nuptials. Here's a detail shot from their finished illustration.
Baltimore City Guide custom illustration & design by Jolly Edition
We were asked by Baltimore Bride, our city's foremost nuptial-related magazine, to produce a custom stationery project to flex for their upcoming issue. We responded with a fold-out city guide packed with our local charm city favorites. There'll be much more to come but we're too proud and excited to flash a detail of our this illustration of the beautiful architecture of our city.
Atessa & Keumars custom wedding stationery by Jolly Edition, illustration by Laura Shema
Work on Atessa & Keumars' save the date and invitation began back in April so with mixed emotions we prepared their invitations for print — on triple-thick paper — and brought their project to a close. Here's a detail shot from their (Puerto Vallarta, Punta Mita, Banderas Bay) map.
Guilford, Baltimore custom stationery by Jolly Edition, illustration by Stephanie Shafer
One of our favorite neighbors asked us to design a cocktail party invitation to celebrate the launch of her new book, Guilford. We included local imagery from one of Baltimore’s prettiest neighborhoods, enveloped by the imagery of the changing season. Illustration by Stephanie Shafer.
Sarah & Jeff custom wedding stationery by Jolly Edition, illustration by Lydia Nichols
The Philadelphia-Kansas romance instilled in Sarah & Jeffrey’s custom wedding stationery found its perfect end after a solid summer’s work. We were lucky enough to work with Lydia Nichols, one of our favorite illustrators, who found the perfect tone for their understated, warm celebration. Here's a close-up of the RSVP detail, including a smile-inducing state outline overlap.