save the date postcards for a purple and orange theme wedding.
Archive for April, 2011
printed on 100% post consumer waste heavy cover stock these post cards were a great way for casey to get the word out to family, friends and colleagues about her newly released album. coordinating with the design of her website we created something fun and whimsical to stand out in the everyday mail! check out her cd here, available for only $15!
this week’s featured artist is leah duncan of austin, texas. her wonderfully delicate illustrations make me so happy inside. while i usually go for bold & bright designs i find her work to pack just as big of a punch. featuring fantastic mid-century influences her work stands out as clean and detailed. view more of her work in her etsy shop or on her website. or follow her and gain some inspiration from her blog, freshly chopped.
in the spirit of the giant candy filled easter basket, i had this idea. i thought, wouldn’t it be cool to feature some vintage chocolate packaging from the long time local candy shops? between fowler’s chocolates, parkside candy, watson’s chocolates and niagara chocolate and all of the photos people post online now i thought it would be easy to find some cool retro boxes to share. not as easy as i thought, it turns out. i did however come across a couple of cool items though.
someone had posted a fowler’s chocolates easter box for sale on ebay. after much searching, it was exciting to find. the illustrations & coloring are just so sweet and 1950s. my favorite part though is the inside, i love the typography and that cute little whimsical bunny!
my other find was an item offered on etsy. it came up on my search of buffalo candy vintage. a fun find, it looks like a local business that existed in the past. i wonder if they sold candy or meat here? i thought it was fitting of the season still, because of our rich german and polish heritage, sausage (as seen in the man’s basket) is a huge easter tradition in this area. design wise, i love the type in the logo and address. does anyone know anything further about this company? i am interested to find out more!