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martha stewart weddings magazine : lindsay & alyssa's wedding
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Lindsay & Alyssa were wonderful, memorable clients who married in Beaver Creek, CO in July 2015. It was a real treat to see their wedding featured in this month's Martha Stewart Weddings magazine, photographed by the renowned Jose Villa.

  From Martha Stewart Weddings:   "After spotting her work in  Martha Stewart Weddings , the couple asked Bryn Chernoff of  Paperfinger  to design all of their stationery. The hand-calligraphed suite, letterpressed on Crane & Co. paper, featured drawings of Lindsay's house, where the ceremony took place, and the other weekend venues. Chernoff also sketched wildflowers for custom envelope liners. Stamps, from  My Vintage Post Office , showed Colorado and mountain scenes."

From Martha Stewart Weddings:

"After spotting her work in Martha Stewart Weddings, the couple asked Bryn Chernoff of Paperfinger to design all of their stationery. The hand-calligraphed suite, letterpressed on Crane & Co. paper, featured drawings of Lindsay's house, where the ceremony took place, and the other weekend venues. Chernoff also sketched wildflowers for custom envelope liners. Stamps, from My Vintage Post Office, showed Colorado and mountain scenes."

 Paperfinger had a role on nearly every element of the wedding. Custom illustrated monograms were made into water bottles for every guest in their welcome backpack. Maps, illustrated signage, programs, menus, the works.

Paperfinger had a role on nearly every element of the wedding. Custom illustrated monograms were made into water bottles for every guest in their welcome backpack. Maps, illustrated signage, programs, menus, the works.

All photos by Jose Villa. Read the entire feature on MSW.

meanwhile, in san francisco : wendy macnaughton

meanwhile_macnaughton17 Wendy MacNaughton is such a talent and her new book, Meanwhile, in San Francisco: The City in its Own Words looks to be a very special collection of illustrations and notations, capturing all the corners and characters of her home city -- from the library to an intersection to a few moments with a city bus driver. Bravo!

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(*via Brain Pickings; All images courtesy of Wendy MacNaughton/Chronicle Books)

paperfinger // 2013 highlights . eve & nick

5252fabf24e5a$!400x We created invitations and illustrated table signs for Eve & Nick's wedding on the rooftop terrace at the Gramercy Park Hotel. Great to see it featured on Style Me Pretty this past November! You can view the full gallery there.

Eve writes: "A brunch-themed cocktail hour included egg and cheese crostini, french toast bites, and mimosas, bellinis and Bloody Marys. In lieu of table numbers, we assigned each table a New York City landmark, illustrated and calligraphed by Paperfinger, who also designed our invitations. We set locations based on the guests seated at each table — for example, we sat at the Museum of Natural History table, the New York landmark where we got engaged, and in a winking nod to our sense of humor, we sat the groom’s high school friends, all native New Yorkers, at the Times Square table."

Stationery: Paperfinger Photography: Kelly Kollar Dress: Amsale Floral Design: Rachel Cho Floral Design Hotel: Gramercy Park Hotel (New York, New York)

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rambharos jha : waterlife
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Waterlife is a silk-screen book, printed by hand on handmade paper with natural dyes in Chennai, India. It is published by Tara Books. There are 3,000 hand-numbered copies available. Author and illustrator Rambharos Jha uses a traditional style of folk painting known as Mithila. Remarkable. You can also find it on Amazon.

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maeztro urbano : cut and carry

860962_346938288750558_1959376809_o A masked man who goes by the name "Maeztro Urbano" in Honduras' capital city Tegucigalpa, is creating street art to draw attention to the social issues his community faces, particularly violence. According to a story I heard on NPR, he holds a day job in advertising -- it's his knowledge of how advertising works that got him interested in spreading a message through mural painting and graffiti. From the interview: "He says we put this message in the streets for all the people who can't, because of the repression in our country. We are their voice."

This project, "Cut and carry / Recortar para llevar" represents the empty promises from politicians (food, education, security, etc.), who paste their campaign posters all over the city's walls.

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festina lente libros : 8 soles de viaje

festina_lente_01 I'm in love a little bit. 8 Soles de Viaje is a darling masterpiece, from the independent Columbian publisher, Festina Lente Libros. The story was written by Juliana Toro Suarez and Natalia Peez Penagos; illustrations by Natalia Perez Penagos; and calligraphy by Juliana Toro Suaez. The book was created as a personal project and their statement below explains a bit more:

8 soles de viaje is the diary of an anonymous traveler who goes to another galaxy trying to escape from his own reality, revealing human situations through the metaphor of a journey. While El inventario de palabras, is the explorer's legacy in the shape of an A-Z bestiary of creatures he has found in his life, simulating stereotypes of the everyday people. The first book is constructed from a single strip of paper that unfolds much like any journey, while the second contains twenty six postcards meant for the reader to send away. Our books are meant to form emotional bonds through narrative, empathy, and the aesthetic love for an object.

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