Sunday, February 13, 2011
Save the Date...FOR ME
When I was in college I tried to design everything like my gig poster heroes. I just knew my life would be complete if I could move to the city, become a groupie and screenprint posters for bands. To say the least, everything I designed (especially my senior year) was gritty, distressed, over-sized and IN YO FACE. Thankfully I learned a bit more about design, however instead of seeing both for what they are I did an aboutface and swung the total opposite direction - corporate, subtle type treatments, quiet hues, soft burning of the edges (definitely still do that...probably too much). In my Save the Dates I revisited my true grit roots, but tried to maintain somewhat of a balance.
Sidenote: Was talking to my friend Caitlyn yesterday and told her I don't really like these enough to send them. I was thinking about redoing them. She told me to shut up and start slapping stamps on (of course she said it so much nicer). Ha! Sometimes second best is good enough. Especially when there are a hundred other things to do. She then told me that she printed the wrong year on her Save the Dates..hahaha. Made me feel so much better ;)
OH! and if you haven't received one of these, but know that you should have, don't sweat, I haven't mailed any of them out.