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Monday September 28, 2015

August’s Projects

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.

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January 2020’s Projects

February 6, 2020

Starting the year off with some personal projects. Working with clients pushes me forward and keeps me on my toes. To keep up that momentum, sometimes I need to clear the cobwebs with projects that are unconnected with the expectation of client work to focus on play. Below are a handful of projects I’ve made Read the rest.

December 2019’s Projects

January 7, 2020

The last month of the year deserves a brief retrospective and if there’s one thing that sticks out to me about 2019, it’s the increasing demand for crests that depict the nuances of the combined personality of each couple + each wedding. I’m featuring a collection of standout crests from the past year.

jolly edition november 2019 blog post

November 2019’s Projects

December 1, 2019

I’ve been working on a lot of projects for one special client, in particular, this November. I wanted to take the time to post a short retrospective on the work that I’ve created for the CPC since last year as their projects have been a lot of fun, the people are lovely to work with Read the rest.

October 2019’s Projects

October 5, 2019

Claire and Howard’s project was so versatile and fully fleshed out that I’m only publishing it now that the big day has come and gone. The aesthetic ranges from formal and elegant wedding day related pieces to the more playful, painterly gifts and accent pieces. It’s an extensive project that I’m proud to have in Read the rest.

September 2019’s Projects

September 25, 2019

Presenting an international group of projects in September!

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