Hand drawn maps are an incredibly popular choice amongst our customers here at Meticulous Ink, combining the simple functionality of a map, with a playful and elegantly illustrated design unique to stationery specialist and designer Athena Cauley-Yu.
For Edward and Justine this was something they really wanted to feature in their invitation suite, the day itself was intended to be quite a laid back affair so we wanted to ensured the invitations held this feel well. To accentuate the relaxed theme, the design was drawn entirely by hand - adding a little playfulness and fun to the invite.
The invitation itself was letterpress printed in dark green ink - onto 425gsm Bockingford board, a stock we often use for letterpress due to it's wondrous impression taking properties. Intended originally as a watercolour paper, it is an incredibly soft and nicely textured stock, allowing our letterpress machines to bite gently into the board leaving a well considered impression.
We complimented the invitation with a brown recycled envelope and soft yellow tissue lining to enhance the delicate letterpress print that was to sit inside the envelope.
Within the design itself, we made sure that we made it personal to the couple; Edward and Justine both worked within the food industry, so naturally the invitation embellishments were food related. With delicate line illustrations of vegetables, fruits and flowers - including daffodils which the couple had on the day, the lining of the envelope was also a little nod to their flower choice of the day.