Thursday, August 26, 2010


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I was asked to make a poster for a church function & was seriously lacking inspiration. I decided to kick it GLCB style & design something around an inspiring photo. Someone had tweeted something about loving J. Crew's new wedding line, so I clicked over to check it out. It was nothing short of inspiring (come on - could J.Crew or Anthropologie ever NOT inspire us?!?). I'm completely in love with this font, but wasn't sure what it was. Thanks to What The Font, I found out it's Silver Thread.

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With my inspiration, here are the elements I used:


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For an event poster that typically has a lot of information, I like to set up a box & cleanly organize the event information inside the box, then have fun with the title of the event by playing around with fonts, colors & ornaments. In this case I mixed the sans serif with the script. I wanted to make sure that if the viewer read just the script or just the sans serif words that each font grouping would make sense on their own. I tilted the title on a slight diagonal (like the inspiration) & added a few ornaments to the background in a light color to punch up the title. Voila.

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The poster is very simple, but conveys the message I want it to. It would've been fun to play around more with the text, but the average age of the congregation I attend is about 80. While I had to make it readable for those with seeing problems, I still had some fun with the design.

Hope this was helpful and/or inspirational! If you have questions please leave a comment. If you design anything inspired by this post, please share! I'd love to see what you've done!

Happy designing!

5 comments:

  1. Yep. That's awesome! The title is truly amazing. I'm in love. And I'll probably show up to that event. Just sayin' :)

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  2. So lovely! I used your recipe to make a wedding card and the Chopin script looks great. Thanks for the inspiration! You can check it out on my blog: http://bootandlooty.blogspot.com

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  3. Thanks for the great recipe. I used your idea to make my daughters princess party birthday invites. I used chopin in black and hot pink ink with the flourishes. Then I hot glued two dowels on either end of the paper and rolled it together like a scroll and tied with a hot prink ribbon. voile a royal invitation. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  4. Okay, this is rad. Thanks so much!

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