Tuesday, January 15, 2008

My Newest Endeavor--Silkscreened Bat Mitzvah Invitation

This past week I finished printing a Bat Mitzvah invitation which i also illustrated and hand-calligraphed using my very own alphabet. This was a Bat Mitzvah invitation that I also did the printing for. What a job. There were invitations drying all over the house.

I worked with both the mother and daughter to design the final Hebrew calligraphy image you see. The Bat Mitzvah invitation is three layers.

I loved combining an Art Nouveau sensibility with Hebrew calligraphy. The fonts I chose for both the Hebrew and the English were based on 1920s fonts I found whilst traveling in Morocco and France and then further developed.

The invitations were printed on my amazing Japanese Gocco silkscreen. I love it. Someday I will write an ode to the Gocco.

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Hey Harriet said...

Gosh, that's gorgeous!
I've gotta-getta-gocco!
They sound so wonderful & fun!
I really like your blog. Very nice :)

Dulcette. said...

Wow! I love the lettering, it's lovely - definitely art nouveau! Very nice work ♥.

Katalatabata said...

Hello!I saw you on an Etsy forum and I just had to take at look at your blog! The Moleskins are awesome!! Oh, and the Bat Mitzvah invites are beautiful!

Can I link to you on my blog?

Harvey or Chris said...

gorgeous art nouveau/artdeco invitation. you are very talented. i've also got to purchase one of your moleskines.

Chocolate and Steel said...

So nice. That looks like it is very difficult to do. Good work.