Art Deco star invitations and placecards
Design invitations and place cards for a small family gathering. Venue was in the Star room in a 1920s styled hotel, so client was thinking that an art deco style would be nice. Maybe something with their star signs incorporated. The groom requested Chelsea blue as one of the colours.
I started from the star, I had a photo of the room which has a star on the ceiling. My partner actually got involved in this job and he designed several different kinds of stars. While he did this I researched this difference between art deco and art nouveau and found out what shade Chelsea blue is. I also started designing some zodiac symbols and plant symbols in an art deco style. I also looked up the constellations for each star sign.
Art Deco is actually quite a minimalist geometric style, so I decided to keep the invites quite basic and place more emphasis on the actual shape of the cards. I decided to go for a square style invitation the size that would fit in a CD envelope. The groom is a scaffolder so I focussed on design elements that you are likely to see on art deco buildings. As there were only going to be a few I thought a quite detailed cut would look nice. The invite interlocks so that one star sits exactly on top of the other.
You can read more about this process in these blog posts.
Print set up to get one invite and three place cards from one sheet of a4. 8 sheets were printed on sparkly paper and hand-cut for 18 guests.
The couple were having their reception the following month, so I designed the invitation for that too. See the autumn invite.
The full set of zodiac signs and constellations are available free for non-profit use on my Facebook page or from my Flickr photostream.