Monday, June 20th, 2011
When Matt asked me if I could make his wedding invitations, I was the new kid in the shop. And by new kid, it was the first time I had worked in a commercial shop. I spent five weeks in the Iron shop making Broadway scenery, being the only girl is something I am accustomed to, being in a shop with more than 35 rough and tumble welders, takes more guts than I realized. I confidently said sure, just to save a little face. I had come up with my excuse, “of course I can make them… but the press is down, and we are not really set up to…” Pickle was confident (for real), “Why not, tell him yes.”
So after some designs and redesigns, an all out war on Adobe illustrator, with every How-to book in the library as my cavalry, I came out on top. 150 double sided invites white ink on red cedar cards. Hand drawn illustrations converted into vectors in Illustrator, then made into magnesium printing plates and run on the press. Yes… I think I’m getting the hang of this.
Category : Letterpress