Design Inspiration — February 14th, 2014
It’s Valentine’s Day and we all have love on the brain. Curtis Kulig, artist, photographer, and illustrator, is best known for his iconic Love Me work, and he comes to my mind often around February 14.
When you stumble upon one of Kulig’s paintings or artful scrawls on the side of a building or high up on a billboard, it makes you smile… It’s the playful yet sensual lettering. It’s the bold yet sweet sentiment. It’s the honesty. It’s the love.
Happy Valentine’s Day!
General — January 31st, 2014
Stephanie and Charles said “I do” last year in a lovely tropical setting on the island of Maui. See the fun details featured today on Martha Stewart Weddings. From the invitation to the ceremony to the cake, their special day was infused with the local colors, flavors, and traditions of the Hawaiian islands.
Photography: Meg Smith
Design Inspiration — January 24th, 2014
This past weekend San Francisco hosted the first ever FOG Design + Art Fair in collaboration with the SF Museum of Modern Art. One of our favorite event designers and visionaries, Stanlee Gatti, was on the Steering Committee and we commend him and the rest of the team for putting together such a fun and innovative celebration of modernism.
Here are a few of our favorite pieces from the fair. Photos courtesy of artsy.net
Greta Magnusson Grossman, Task lamp, circa. 1948, R & Company
Hiroshi Sugimoto, Lake Superior, Point Isabelle, 2003, Fraenkel Gallery
Ed Wormley, Prototype Rocking Chaise, 1960, Converso NY
Jeff Zimmerman, Faceted sculptural vessel, 2012, R & Company
Eric William Carroll, Blue Line of Woods, 2010, Highlight Gallery
Design Inspiration — January 15th, 2014
I finally went to see the David Hockney exhibit at the de Young Museum and was blown away. The halls were filled floor to ceiling with his vivid, colorful canvases. It reminded me of a wedding invitation we did a few years ago in which we printed one of the groom’s own paintings on the vellum overlay. Not only was it a wonderfully personal detail, but the bold colors elevated the entire invite.
Color is so transformative and powerful… as is Art. The exhibition closes Monday so if you haven’t been yet, go now.
Photos courtesy of hockney.famsf.org and sfgate.com
General — December 23rd, 2013
We thought a fun way to get everyone ready for Christmas (and on a massive sugar high) would be to all decorate gingerbread houses with our families and compare the results. Who doesn’t like a little friendly competition? Below is a quick recap of the fun… you be the judge!
First, we have Eve’s daughters working their magic on an amazing snow frosted roof. It’s quite the colorful masterpiece.
Next up, Joanna’s niece and nephew get crafty with Oreos, Rolos and marshmallows… Yum!
Jocelyn’s son built a very happy home complete with a gorgeous shingled roof, a snow-covered chimney, and a very creative candy cane lamp post. So cheery and colorful.
And, last but not least, Lesley’s nephews may have had a little too much fun… even the addition of the adorable candy cane front door couldn’t hold this house in one piece! Nice work, gentlemen.
Our Design — December 17th, 2013
We’re getting in the holiday spirit here at the studio and designed some gift tags for you to download and print right from home. They are the perfect accompaniment to any gift giving this month, and we hope you find them useful. Download now!
Hot Off The Letterpress — December 10th, 2013
Thanksgiving is long gone, which means it’s time for mistletoe and merriment. With the supremely talented Laurie Arons (www.lauriearons.com) we designed this festive invitation for a San Francisco holiday party. Ho ho ho.
General — December 2nd, 2013
Joanna had some creative time with her nieces and nephew over the Thanksgiving weekend. Check out these DIY birds …
General — November 20th, 2013
A Day in May is honored to work with new hires Joanna and Jocelyn! We wanted to celebrate them with a special dinner so Lesley’s husband Pablo took on the chef role. Lesley found the fun kraft paneled place cards at Paper Source and chose to write the guest names by hand for a homespun flair. Eve topped off the night with a delicious homemade berry tart.
Our Design — November 12th, 2013
This is one of our favorite A Day in May promotional pieces, printed in 2011. Let’s always remind ourselves to give thanks.
Our Design — November 7th, 2013
Halloween is all wrapped up which means…the holidays are quickly approaching! It’s time to think about your cards so we dug into our archives and grabbed a little sampling of different holiday designs from over the years.
Design Inspiration — October 28th, 2013
One of the many perks of what we do is all the oodles of extra paper our wondrous printer, Judith, (www.full-circle-press.com), sends our way. I got home on Friday to a HUGE packet of black and orange paper. In the spirit of the season – halloween bats soon popped up on my front porch. -Eve