State of the Art is our not-so-regular series where we highlight the work of those in our industry who knock our socks off. We are proud to be part of such a vibrant, creative industry and strive to create work as excellent as that which we highlight here.
Lately, I’ve fallen in love with the classic aesthetic of Sailor-Jerry era tattoos. I set out on a journey to find tattoo-inspired invitations and sundry letterpress goods and, much to my chagrin, didn’t find much. What I did find was pretty spectacular, though.
This invitation comes from marketing/design firm MSLK (a clever conjunction of the founders’ initials). Ellen created it for her friends, Barbara and Ed. Check out the temporary tattoo included with the invitation!
There’s not a lot of up-to-date information on Rouxbee’s blog, but there are several great rockabilly, goth, and tattoo-inspired invitations and announcements. Rouxbee, if you get this, please post more – it’s great!
Far and away, the best tattoo-inspired invitations and announcements out there are those of Faye + Co. Diane clearly knows tattoos and does an amazing job of integrating them into formal stationery.
Do you know of any stationery designers creating tattoo invitations and announcements? Leave a link below; I’d love to add them!