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Branding | Letterhead + Envelope

Indeed!  Cardinals need stationery too!  This project came may way once again via Joel Smythe at The Graphics Lab. His client requested a traditional letterhead + envelope suite for all correspondence coming out of the Vatican City office of James Francis Cardinal Stafford.  That’s right.  Design in August has gone international!!  This set was a large off-set job, printed on Cougar Natural Text 70lb for a warm, old-world tone, and features the Cardinal’s coat of arms.

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And this fabulous letter opener?  A little something Mr. G and I collected while honeymooning in Spain.  Olé!
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Branding + Stationery | It’s All in the Details

“Clean, modern, Paris, Madrid…” These were a few of the words given to me by Sarah at Music City Events to describe the style and look for the Little Black Dress Revue.  Mmm!  I hear Paris and Madrid and immediately my mind goes to beaux arts and all things art deco.  But a modern twist, of course!  If you missed the inspiration board post on this project, you can check it out here. Pieces included cocktail bar signs, cocktail stir sticks, catering food cards, the Grand Prize certificate, and the event program given out to each guest, including a list of participating vendors.  These were all designed to showcase the kinds of custom paper goods Design in August can create for any event in a smartly branded and cohesive look.  Yellows and grays combined with a stylish European fan pattern and a nod to art deco in the font – all the details came together so nicely in this fun and lively suite, wouldn’t you agree?

Little Black Dress a Smashing Success!

Ladies and Gents, the Little Black Dress Revue was a delightful evening!  Masterfully pulled together by 17 of Nashville’s finest vendors and spearheaded by the talented Sarah Willard, this was one swanky trade show.  The venue, the lights and draping, the catering, the bar tending, the live music, the flipbook photobooth (can’t wait to show you this one tomorrow!) – it all came together seamlessly and I am so pleased with Design in August’s showing.  I had the opportunity to chat with lovely brides, as well as network with fellow vendors.  And one lovely bride won a $5,000 Grand Prize!  Stellar.  I wish all trade shows would grow up to be like this one when they get older!  Detail photos of my printed designs coming later today, but for now enjoy these uber fabulous pre-event shots courtesy of sharp-shooter Gregory Byerline.

Cocktails bar sign and my cocktail stir sticks.

Stationery samples out for display.

Oh! Sneaky peek at my Larrabee Suite. Coming soon!

Isn’t the Noah Liff fabulous?!  Mr. G’s reaction: “We need to throw our
10th anniversary party there!” And 20th… and 30th…

Catering cards on the buffet table.

“Soon to be Mrs.”

His & Hers drinks.  These stir sticks were an absolute delight for party-goers (and vendors!).

Yours truly with the lovely Sarah.  Thank you again for a great evening, girl!

Bon Voyage!

Today is a happy day.  Today is the day Design in August launches its blog!  I have recently referred to this project as the “cobbler’s child.”  You know… the shoemaker’s kid without shoes?  Client work has been steadily streaming through my office door, and all summer and into the fall I have let the launch of my own website take the back seat.  Until now!

Like the old tradition of blessing a new sea-worthy vessel for her maiden voyage, I feel compelled to raise a bottle of Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin Brut and *smash* it against my desk as I say, “Bon Voyage!” to this inaugural blog post.  But rather than waste a perfectly lovely bottle of the French bubbly (and risk flooding my Mac), instead perhaps I’ll pour myself a flute and raise it to you, my new readers and dear friends.  Thank you for your love and support and encouragement.  I’m excited about this journey into the blogosphere, as well as sharing my most recent and precious projects with you!  A bit of brand design, a bit of stationery, a bit of inspiration, and the occasional peek into my studio.  Cheers to the future of DesignInAugust.com!

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