I've been researching letterpress wedding invitations in order to find some beautiful examples. No, I'm not getting married again, I'm designing my Aunt's wedding invitations! The look is going to be simple, elegant and classy, everything that to me envelopes letterpress.
For those that don't know, the definition of letterpress, according to Webster, is 'the process of printing from an inked raised surface especially when the paper is impressed directly upon the surface'. Or better explained it's the printing of text and image using a printing press and movable type which then creates a relief imprint of the text and image on the paper. OK I don't know if I explained that very well, but its the type of thing where if someone hands you a business card that's letter press, you run your fingers over it, feel the relief and go, wow, nice. At least I do!
As I've been perusing I've found these amazing letterpress examples and studios! I love that there are still people out there doing this, I hope it doesn't become a lot art form. Dauphine Press has a beautiful line of wedding invitations. Here are some of my favorites from her site.
I found a site called Minna Designs. Here are my favorites from there.
I also found Sesame Letterpress who produce some great wedding invitation designs. Here's my favorite!