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Thursday May 4, 2017

April 2017’s Projects

April gave us so much visual delight in both design and format, with otherworldly illustration and spectacular foil printing. This month all the hard work came together in the climax of several ambitious, high profile projects. Some months, like this April, add to our legacy.

Jolly Edition Blog Post April 17 Contrasting siler foil NJ wedding invitation
We produced Jamie & Marc's dramatic, high contrast, modern invitation with silver foil in mind. It was especially tricky to get the contrast right when printing, but we couldn't have been happier with the result. The crisp silver foil box sits perfectly framing the finessed typography inside. It's not easily to pull off a restrained, dark aesthetic, which is what makes this one of our favorite projects we've ever produced.
Jolly Edition Blog Post Mar 17  Santa Barbara wedding map
We're often asked to produce new custom maps of cities we've done before. We're always delighted that the locations important to clients are different from past clients, even when in the same city. We've produced several maps of Santa Barbara and they're always different, this one includes illustration to guide guests around for this high profile coastal wedding, featuring Montecito, Hollywood, The Biltmore, Villa Sevillano, Butterfly Beach, and the Santa Barbara Zoo.
Jolly Edition Blog Post Mar 17  mermaid invitation
We don't often get to illustrate mermaids so this was a real pleasure! There will be more to follow for this accordion-folding custom wedding invitation.
Jolly Edition Blog Post Mar 17 colorful gold foil wedding stationery set
It's difficult to say how much we love — love! —  Kathryn & Trent's custom invitation project. Always colorful and fun, each piece is unique but cohesive. The bold foil beautifully juxtaposes the gestural florals to create a dynamic balance of strong-yet-delicate, bold-yet-subtle. Even the envelopes are a full range of pink to magenta to wine. We could stare at this all day.
Jolly Edition Blog Post Mar 17 colorful gold foil wedding stationery set
A detail of Kathryn & Trent's gold foil invitation. It's tricky to photograph foil because it needs a variance in light to display the full effect, but in person the design is very legible (and beautiful).

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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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