Do you remember what your wedding invitations looked like? How did you pick which ones you wanted? Did you make them yourself? if so, where did you get the idea? If not, where did you find them?
Several of my friends got married last year. One of those couples had an anniversary this weekend and it got my thinking about all of the wedding invitations I’ve seen in the last year. They were all so different. Some were more standard and elegant while others more creative and unique. It made me wonder about all of the other wedding invitations out there. I’ve never really delved to deeply into the wedding circuit so I wanted to see what I could find.
To those of you who are getting married and looking for wedding invitations, I hope this helps. Unfortunately, it probably won’t if you aren’t as geeky as I am.
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Adorable! Pac man wedding invitations! Great idea for the geeky couple.
This one is elegant and creative. I love the cut outs.
Aarika, I hope you are reading this post because you would LOVE this invitation. Too bad you are married already
View finder invitations! How creative is that?
This purple wedding set is kind of fun. I like the simple design paired with the while chandelier. Something different.
I like this card. The cartoon-ish aspect is adorable for a wedding. I wish the designer would’ve used 2 fonts instead of three though. The red one throws off my view a bit.
Let me know what you think. If you had some creative invitations, feel free to send them to me. I will gladly post them and link back to you!
Where are my comic book fans? I know there are a few of you out there!
Bernie Wrightson is an american artist known for his comic books and horror illustrations.
Bernie started out as an Illustrator for The Baltimore Sun, his local newspaper. Not long after that, he attended a comic book convention in New York City and became inspired to create his own comic books.
You guys remember Swamp Thing, right? This monster in the vertical image to the far left, was co-created by Bernie and writer, Len Wein in House of Secrets which was published by DC Comics. He created plenty more comic books but I thought swamp thing was probably the most popular. Feel free to check out his Wikipedia page for more background.
Thank you to my coworker, George, for introducing me to this talented artist!
Nicolas Delort is an illustrator based in Paris, France. His website is http://www.nicolasdelort.com/ but it seems to be under construction, so I am going to send you to his blog and Tumblr instead. Delort’s work consists of pen and ink illustrations on scratchboard that were inspired by works like American Gods and Harry Potter.
I think that people really underestimate fan art because it isn’t “professional”. There are a lot of people out there who do fan art and are very talented. The artists featured in this post are artists are from all over the world and all of them share their fan art on Deviant Art.
Pretty fascinating compilation right? Infographic via webpage fx. Check that out, there is more.
As a designer, I’ve always been interested in color theory. During college, I took some psychology and sociology classes because the why behind everything sucked me in. Why do I like the color black? It isn’t a bold color that draws you in… Wondering is one thing, but I took it to a whole separate level and researched it, because I wanted to know why.
I’ve learned that my attraction to the color black had to have started in childhood. By the way, I don’t think it was necessarily anything black that I liked, I think it was the opposite. I was never much of a girly girl, but my mom would dress me in frilly, bold colored dresses (sometimes with polka dots) and put my hair in pigtails with a bow on each side. Awful, right? No offense Mom, but my hatred for those things probably stemmed from that time period when I had little to no say in what I wore. It is okay though, I’ve grown out of it. I love pink! Dresses really don’t make the cut though. They probably never will.
But I digress… There is a reason why we respond to each color in a certain way. A lot of that is cultural which is why the color theory works so well in marketing.
Thoughts? Are there any psychologists out there who can give me a different perspective?
I don’t always participate in throwback Thursdays. In fact, I rarely do. But I was reflecting on some of my college design work and wanted to share my Ava Banks skincare line.
This design for a skincare line was inspired by chocolate packaging. You’ve seen it before, the stacked chocolate gift boxes that carries a design throughout the boxes. I wanted to do something like that with skincare because companies always tell you that you have to use their products together for it to be fully effective, or some junk like that. I thought this was the best way to tie it all together. So, I made up a company called Ava Banks, designed the packaging and made a 3D render of what I imagined the Ava Banks product line looking like.
I got a lot of criticism for this design because I always think of a more in depth design and this one was very simple. I look back at it now and remember my inspiration. I am happy that I’ve learned from it and can reflect positively.
Peter Callesen is a Danish artist known for his work with paper art. He started out studying architecture and switched to art. He enjoyed painting, video, and performance but has discovered the joy of paperwork. He prefers to work with A4 paper.
He begins his paper art by cutting out a silhouette from the A4 paper. He, then, uses the pieces to make a 3D figure. Peter focuses on the positive and negative.
I’ve had the same WordPress theme for quite some time so it was about time for an update. I looked at all kinds of themes today and settled on this one. I typically like dark backgrounds because it makes the images pop more and I’ve never been a huge fan of negative space. I suppose that having a blog has changed my perception of what a page should look like. I noticed that i gravitated towards light-colored backgrounds like tan or white because it seemed more organized and open. I also Noticed that I preferred a two column grid because three seemed to cluttered and one felt to boring. I very much enjoy the pink accents as well, no surprise there.
Give me some feedback! I would love to know what you think and why.