We’re excited about the release of our newest collection of letterpress wedding invitations - shipping to stores in early August. For the next few weeks we’ll be giving you a sneak peek of the new designs and an inside look on what inspired Page Stationery’s founder and creative director Sue Corral in creating these pieces.
With Page’s recent growth in in-house capabilities, our new collection expands beyond letterpress. We’re thrilled to add foil printing into our mix. We asked Sue to let us in on her jumping off point for the new catherine + blake letterpress wedding suite.
With letterpress printing, it’s hard to get a metallic ink to give a true shine, so I was really excited to incorporate foil printing into the new wedding line. As I sat down to work on catherine + blake, the gold foil gave me an Art Deco inspiration.
Art Deco may have begun in Paris in the 1920s, but as an ex-New Yorker, when I think of Art Deco I think of the top of the Chrysler Building. It’s hard not to picture the way the top spire gleams on one of those perfectly clear and sunny New York days.
I’ll be honest, I am not usually drawn to the art deco style – it can be a bit too elaborate for my tastes – so, I tried to create a modern interpretation of the style, one that represented a fresh take on old New York elegance and glamour.