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Archive for February, 2012

Call for Interns!

Friday, February 24th, 2012

Are you a typography geek or have a love of letterpress? Elum is looking for creative and detail-oriented interns to assist with typesetting and production at our office in San Diego. Knowledge of Adobe InDesign and Illustrator is required. To apply, please email Amy at amy@elumdesigns.com. Please include a resume and a portfolio.

entry #6: our RESTORATION invitation inspiration

Friday, February 24th, 2012

The ‘Restoration‘ wedding invitation from our Elum Couture Vol. 2 album is a reflection of the revival of vintage and organic elements within an urban setting. This 3 color letterpress wedding invitation utilizes distressed typography that, when paired with subtle floral elements and a rustic textured background, exudes a shabby and (ultra) chic quality that is perfect for the hip couple looking for an invitation with a unique customized feel. Take a look below at the inspiration behind this modern trend-setting design, and check back again for more moods boards coming soon from our custom wedding invitation albums!

 

1. Wedding reception, photo by Abby Ross via Style Me Pretty

2. Happy bride, photo by Abby Ross via Style Me Pretty

3. Peonies, photo source unknown via Google Images

4. Vintage pearl necklace, photo by Sedona Bride Photographers via Style Me Pretty

5. Mint julep cocktail, photo by Laura Flippen via San Francisco Magazine

6. Restoration letterpress wedding invitation, elum

7. Groomsmen in tuxes, photo by Abby Ross via Style Me Pretty

8. Vintage New York license plate, Government Auctions Blog

9. Wedding cake, Martha Stewart Weddings

10. Neutral bridesmaid dresses, photo by Abby Ross via Style Me Pretty

11. Rustic metal letter, photo source unknown

12. Restoration letterpress wedding invitation, elum

13. Wedding shoes on rustic metal,
photo by Frank Amodo Photography via Style Me Pretty

14. Engagement Ring, photo by Abby Ross via Style Me Pretty

15. Flower bouquet favors, photo source by Heavenly Blooms

16. Sweetheart Forks, BHLDN shop

17. Kensington Collection, Restoration Hardware

18. Neutral bridesmaid dresses, photo by
Hollye Schumacher Photography via Pretty Little Weddings

19. Vintage dresser card table, photo by
Danielle Capito Photography via Style Me Pretty

20. Vintage desk and chair, photo source unknown

21. Primping the bride, photo by Abby Ross via Style Me Pretty

22. Restoration letterpress wedding invitation, elum

custom invitation design: LADIES WHO LUNCH

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012

We recently designed a custom invitation for the ‘Ladies Who Lunch’ event benefiting the Temple Solel Early Childhood Center in Cardiff-by-the-Sea, CA. We were so delighted to see that our invitation design inspired these amazing cookies that were personalized just for us! We were blown away by the gratitude the women of the Temple showered upon us. It’s this type of response that makes us so thankful to be in this wonderful business. (Not to mention, the cookies were delicious!)

entry #5: our PATISSERIE invitation inspiration

Friday, February 17th, 2012

Urban meets rustic with the trendsetting ‘Patisserie‘ wedding invitation suite from our new Umi 2 album. Antique lace inspired artwork is kicked up a notch when paired with bold distressed typography. We chose to letterpress this invitation in cool ‘Fog’ gray and bright ‘Mango’ inks which when paired together emphasize this design’s hip and stylish edge. Take a peek below at the inspiration behind this unique invitation suite, and come back again for more moods boards coming soon from our new Umi 2 album!

 

1. Gray lace cake, Sweet and Saucy Shop

2. Short wedding dress with lace back,
photo source unknown via Modern Girls & Old Fashioned Men tumblr

3. Coral bouquet, floral design and photo by Sarah Ryhanen via Creature Comforts

4. Antique diamond engagement ring, Erstwhile Jewelry Co.

5. Patisserie letterpress wedding invitation, elum

6. Lanes Patisserie & Cafe, photo source unknown via ZsaZsa Bellagio

7. Coral seersucker tie, General Knot & Co.

8. Gray Filigree Pendant Necklace, by AcuteDesigns via etsy

9. Yves Saint Laurent coral clutch, mytheresa

10. Coral macaroons, photo by Adeline and Grace Photography via Style Me Pretty

11. Antique metal sign, photo by Anne Naumann via 100 Layer Cake

12. Coral boutonniere, photo by Yvonne Wong via Style Me Pretty

13. Patisserie letterpress wedding invitation, elum

14. Glass doorknob curtain tie-back, Urban Outfitters

15. Coral dress, H&M

16. A La Bolee, photo source unknown via Every Inch tumblr

17. Fabric tassle garland, Prudent Baby

18. Doilee corsage, photo by Frances Janisch for Country Living via Sweet Paul Blog

19. Gray bridesmaid dresses and coral bouquets,
photo by la de da photography via Style Me Pretty

20. Coral candy bar, photo by Yvonne Wong via Style Me Pretty

21. Coral vanity, Blushington Makeup & Beauty Lounge

22. Patisserie letterpress wedding invitation, elum

23. Sweetheart table with monogram chairs, photo by Yvonne Wong via Style Me Pretty

24. Pink drink parasols, photo source unknown via Babble

25. Crocheted egg decor, photo source unknown via Wunderweib

26. Pink and gray lace cake, Sweet and Saucy Shop

27. Coral shoes, photo by Jeffrey and Julia Woods Photography via Style Me Pretty

Impressed Inc blog features: WATERMARK wedding invitation

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

We’re flattered that the Impressed Inc blog chose to feature our ‘Watermark‘ letterpress wedding invitation in their “White Winter Night” inspiration board.
Click on the link below to view the Impressed Inc blog entry that showcases an array of ideas for a gorgeous monochromatic affair!

http://impressedinc.com/?p=3442