I love these screenprinted hanky wedding programs, but they could be tricky to display and hand out at your ceremony. To keep them neat and tidy, I’ve created these belly bands, featuring a sweet quote.
Best of all, they’re free for you to download and print at home. Simply download the file, print onto cardstock and be sure to score the fold before folding over.
Drop me a line if you’re interested in this or a custom-designed program, save the date or invitation handkerchief.
‘Are You Happy’ screenprinted poster by Alex Koplin and David Meiklejohn
Why on earth has it taken me this long to do an Obsess & Inspire post on Mr Papercut himself, Rob Ryan?
I’m not much of a TV watcher, but I’ve been absolutely ploughing through Dexter to entertain myself as I package cards. I’d now call myself a fan of everybody’s favourite serial killer, but clearly not as much as Ty of Mattson Creative who made this incredible poster series.
Don’t you just love the high-contrast mid-century style? It reminds me a bit of Saul Bass’s poster for the 1955 movie The Man with the Golden Arm.
The show’s producers got wind of them and love them so much they asked if they could sell the limited edition screenprints, along with newly-designed mini prints, mugs and t-shirts. Get yours here.
Make your place a bit more rock’n'roll with a screenprinted music poster from Strawberry Luna. Designer Allison also creates art prints for kids and home in her signature bold retro style.
I have seen Ork neighbourhood posters popping up in interiors lately and was immediately smitten. I’m even more excited now that Bold & Noble have created a similar one for Australia, perfect for patriotic locals or homesick expats alike.
The venue for The Man’s and my upcoming wedding, The State Library of South Australia, is one of a row of beautiful historical buildings on Adelaide’s main cultural boulevard (and my favourite part of the city). Nearby are some gorgeous old they-don’t-make-’em-like-they-used-to street lamps.
In keeping with the venue’s era and the literary theme, I took inspiration from the highly ornamental and typographical advertising posters of the Victorian age. I had fun playing around with a ridiculous variety of typefaces.
The poster-style invitation was folded and wrapped in a belly band that I screenprinted onto the same lovely textured paper of the envelopes. I lined the envelopes with vintage book pages as an added touch to the theme.
The venue is also home to some of the state’s archives. Imagine my luck finding this etching of the original part of the library made just after its construction – perfect for our RSVP postcards.
I don’t know about you, but I wasn’t too keen on our wedding invitations being stamped with a History of Corrugated Iron or Footballers of the Year, so it was off to eBay to find some pretty vintage stamps. DIY calligraphy completed the evelope.
It’s safe to say I’ve never been so excited about a design job than the stationery for my own wedding. Sometimes, though, designers can be their own worst client, so I made sure I began the process with plenty of time for exploring ideas and changing my mind. As it turned out, my concerns proved unnecessary as the concept was established fairly early on – although this left me with way too much time to refine, refine, refine and of course at some point you have to step away and say ‘I’m done’. But done they are, and we couldn’t be happier with how they turned out.