Cool Designs of the Week

Nothing quite compares to print when it comes to mementoes of our travels, be they of places we are going or where we’ve already been. This week, we set sail for a wedding invitation with a cartographic bent, discover a fun way to share those endless Instagram shots, and travel to an alternate reality with a beautiful book. (Previous Cool Designs of the Week can be discovered here.)

Wedding Invitation Design

Leave it to a letterpress printer and designer to whip up a gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous wedding invitation. Lyndsey at Scotland’s The Hunter Press got married in Iceland, and created an amazing tribute to the nation and the environs in which they wed. Here’s what she told Oh So Beautiful Paper:

“The invitation cover, centre page and back poem were foil printed in copper onto dark blue Colorplan stock. The foldout map insert was letterpress printed in a warm grey onto textured 100% Cotton Saunders Waterford Stock. All items were drilled at the top and secured with a copper book screw, allowing each page to swivel open. The map books were then tied with a brown suede cord and packaged within a strong Kraft button and string envelope.”

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Origami Instagram Design

We’ve never really gotten into Instagram, striking us as it does as being extremely ephemeral, as most things are these days. Yet the moment we saw the way Origami approaches packaging Instagram photos, we fell in love. The biggest problem? Settling on one design theme. Here are just a couple:

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‘Man in the High Castle’ Design

Whenever we feel ourselves getting down about the current state of book publishing, we track down a volume put out by The Folio Society and instantly feel reinvigorated. In honor of Amazon’s recent dramatization of Philip K Dick’s sci-fi classic “The Man in the High Castle” (yes, they’re producing TV series now…), we thought we’d take a look at this exquisite Folio Society edition of that novel.

So many lovely details here, right down to the gentle curve of the slipcase’s opening.

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