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Posts Tagged ‘custom books’

kristin + josh

Thursday, October 27th, 2011

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A sweet little wedding book, in our board book style. I love the black cover with silver stamping.

[wedding photos by Brenda Brooks]

Kristin + Josh

Kristin + Josh

Kristin + Josh

Kristin + Josh

Kristin + Josh

Kristin + Josh

Kristin + Josh
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pete + meg

Monday, October 17th, 2011

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Another beautiful wedding shot by the amazing and talented Brenda Brooks!

Pete + Meg

Pete + Meg

Pete + Meg

Pete + Meg

Pete + Meg

Pete + Meg
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a 40th birthday moleskine

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

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Here is a sweet moleskine my friend made for her husband’s 40th’s birthday. We organized it into 4 parts – husband, father, doctor, photographer. And of course, we added some original artwork by their almost-two and cute-as-a-button daughter.

(names are fuzzed out by request!)

Dave is 40!

Dave is 40!

Dave is 40!

Dave is 40! />

Dave is 40!

Dave is 40!

Dave is 40!

Dave is 40!

Dave is 40!

Dave is 40!

Dave is 40!

Dave is 40!

Dave is 40!

Dave is 40!

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brooklyn 2010

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

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Yet another fun moleskine we made for the sweetest family. You might remember this moleskine they made with us a couple years ago about their trip to Brooklyn. They go to New York each fall, and this new one documents their trip in 2010. We absolutely love making these books and coming up with new and interesting ways of visually telling their trip’s story. And we also love living vicariously through them, of course!

Brooklyn 2010

Brooklyn 2010

Brooklyn 2010

Brooklyn 2010

Brooklyn 2010

Brooklyn 2010

Brooklyn 2010

Brooklyn 2010

Brooklyn 2010

Brooklyn 2010

Brooklyn 2010

Brooklyn 2010
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UPPERCASE

Thursday, September 1st, 2011

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We were so excited when Janine from UPPERCASE magazine contacted us and asked us if they could do a piece on us for their 10th issue. We just got our copy in the mail and feel honored to be on the pages of such a rockin’ magazine! Thanks UPPERCASE!

UPPERCASE

UPPERCASE

UPPERCASE

UPPERCASE

UPPERCASE

UPPERCASE

UPPERCASE

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charlie, a 60th birthday book

Thursday, August 18th, 2011

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Here’s a fun 60th birthday book for a guy who loves to have fun. In fact, there were so many photos of Charlie having fun that we decided custom photo endsheets were in order. And we didn’t even use all the photos!

I love the opening page with his name on blue. We scanned an embroidered letterman-type jacket, and it has that vintage feel with the yellowed thread.

We also included notes from family and friends at the end of the book, as well as quotes from his wife and kids in their sections of the book.

Oh, and the bookmark! After we went to press someone found the ticket stub from the 1981 Rolling Stones concert Charlie and friends attended at the Kingdome in Seattle. So we scanned it and turned it into a bookmark. Why not?

Charlie

Charlie

Charlie

Charlie

Charlie

Charlie

Charlie

Charlie

Charlie

Charlie

Charlie

Charlie

Charlie

Charlie
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marisa + ryan

Tuesday, May 17th, 2011

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Here’s another beautiful wedding photographed by Tec Petaja.

We loved the touch of purple – it was so fun working that into the book. I’m especially in love with the grey linen and silver stamping on the cover. And the hayfield photos, of course.

[wedding photos by Tec Petaja]

Marisa + Ryan

Marisa + Ryan

Marisa + Ryan

Marisa + Ryan

Marisa + Ryan

Marisa + Ryan

Marisa + Ryan

Marisa + Ryan

Marisa + Ryan
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keely + michael

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

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Here’s a sweet wedding book we did recently for Keely and Michael. I loved their wedding. They were married in a beautiful old spanish-style church in San Luis Obispo, with touches of both classic and vintage. They used chocolate brown with beautiful purple flowers as the accent color.

For their book we went with chocolate brown fabric and gold stamping, and used a vintage stamp that matched the fonts on the inside of the book. We also did a custom endsheet using their initials and a vintage floral motif.

[wedding photos by Brandon Chesbro]

keely + michael

keely + michael

keely + michael

keely + michael

keely + michael

keely + michael

keely + michael

keely + michael
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cheers

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

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It is cold and wintry in Seattle and we’re dreaming of sunshine! Here is a lovely book we did recently documenting an auction fundraiser in Hawaii. Oh, to be tan again…

[auction photos by Katie Simmons]

Cheers

Cheers

Cheers

Cheers

Cheers

Cheers

Cheers
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jessica + jason

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

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This couple might look familiar…we featured their wedding on our blog when we designed the book for their first wedding. They recently had a second ceremony and we were honored to once again have the chance to help tell their love story.

The bride wore a fabulous green dress, so of course we couldn’t resist incorporating green in the book. Their dinner place cards featured woodland creatures, and the bride and groom’s seats were labeled “love birds” so we thought it would be sweet to add some bird graphics throughout the book.

For the binding we used a leather cover without chip board so it has a soft, almost paperback, feel to the book and you can see the rough edges of the leather. We love the contrast between the rough leather edges yet it feels very clean and modern.

Overall, it turned out to be a beautiful book, for a beautiful couple, with a beautiful story.

Jessica + Jason

Jessica + Jason

Jessica + Jason

Jessica + Jason

Jessica + Jason

Jessica + Jason

Jessica + Jason

Jessica + Jason

Jessica + Jason

Jessica + Jason

Jessica + Jason

Jessica + Jason

Jessica + Jason

Jessica + Jason
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