Harlie Invitation


Invitations have changed! Gone are the conservative aesthetics and feminine-leaning sensibilities. This particular suite is a great example of that design trend and was created specifically as part of a portfolio designed to show clients what creativity and individuality can produce. The standout for me is substrate choice and how that translates into a vivid story (think Marilyn Monroe sitting atop a Harley).

Twig & Fig really gun the design engine with texture. The outer envelope feels like a tire tread, but with a sophisticated embossed dot pattern resembling fishnet stockings. This pattern is replicated on the suede-like RSVP envelope (dots printed with silver on black Cordenons Plike from Neenah). A white envelope liner with a motorcycle illustration revs up the design ride.

The manly main invite card goes full throttle thick – white Cordenons Plike from Neenah adhered to black chipboard adhered to faux velvet. A decorative bellyband cut from embossed vinyl wraps around the card like a leather belt for the pure surprise and joy of it. Invite, Directions and RSVP cards are letterpress printed, which adds even more texture to one crusin’ invitation suite.

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Project Details

Title Harlie Invitation Client Self Date April 2012 Design Suzie McKig + Stephanie Laursen Print Twig & Fig
Berkeley CA
Paper Cordenons Plike from Neenah white, black chipboard, black faux suede

Production Details

Dimensions 5.375" x 8" Print Quantity 50 Printing Method Letterpress Number of Colors 2 colors (black + silver) Finishing and Binding Bellyband made of
emboss vinyl

  1. John Smith 7 years ago

    I will be sharing these designs with my friends, thanks
    for the ideas 🙂

    • Aaron Berman 7 years ago

      Thanks for sharing them, John 🙂

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