a gramercy park wedding : invitation design & illustration

I'm happy to share this invitation designed and illustrated by Paperfinger for some great New Yorkers, Ana and Frederick who were married at the Gramercy Park Hotel this past June. Yesterday, it was featured on Oh So Beautiful Paper and thanks to Jen Huang Photography, I have some new photos of it to share as well.

The invitation is a clean black and white letterpress design and the reply card was formatted as a postcard. As I shared with OSBP, using the wedding location as the basis for the design is often a great way to capture the style and spirit of the couple.  This hotel is situated on a beau­tiful block facing Gramercy Park, so I made that view the focus of the invitation while using a clean, modern calligra­phy style that was a perfect match for Ana and Frederick.

I had a lot of fun zooming into Google Maps street-level view to find details for the drawing. The technology is amazing and makes this kind of distance illustration so much easier. From the comfort of my studio, I can get just the right angle on the street or zoom in to see what the park fence is actually like up close.

See more photos and the Oh So Beautiful Paper post here.

(All photography by Jen Huang Photography)