PRE-ARRIVALS & INVITES

WE GILD LILIES.

TOTALLY 80’s SAVE THE DATE
TOTALLY 80’s SAVE THE DATE

An animated sequence of a Polaroid camera playfully printing out Save the Date info was the perfect way to announce the bat mitzvah of an 80’s-obsessed young woman.

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TOTALLY 80’s INVITATION
TOTALLY 80’s INVITATION

For a young woman obsessed with the aesthetics of the 80’s we created an album sleeve that creatively held the “records” of each event. Photography by: Nathan Kanofsky

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ARCHITECTURE-INSPIRED INVITE
ARCHITECTURE-INSPIRED INVITE

For this architectural, modern wedding at the renowned New World Center (designed by Frank Gehry), we created a lettering system and format that echoed the curves and spaces of the Symphony space. Subtle embossment and hot stamping in a hard-bound folio format helped hit the right chord of monochromatic and dramatic tone. Photography by: Gabby

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SEA YOURSELF AT BEACHES
SEA YOURSELF AT BEACHES

Our goal with this Pre-arrival mailing was to give attendees a taste of the branding and the right tools to begin creating their own social media content. We designed a custom towel for them to pose on as if they were already lounging on a tube sipping a pina colada in the resort pool. Complete with custom printed shipping box with fun prompts on the inside lid.

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PREP RALLY
PREP RALLY

This prearrival mailer was presented as a "Prep Rally" for invited guests. The six-paneled accordion-fold provided space for: itinerary and packing details, reading / listening recommendations, interactive bookmark, perforated intention sheet and envelope to house them, and sparklers to ignite a creative spark. Photography by: Nathan Kanofsky

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TEASER THEATRE
TEASER THEATRE

As a teaser for the grand opening weekend of a property, we created a branded pocket projector adorned with custom “clue” charms and a stage to project it on. The small silver cylinder projected the save-the-date design on the inside of a fully printed shipping box, made to look like a vaudeville theatre. The custom metal charms hinted at details about the property and location. Photography by: Nathan Kanofsky

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PAPER THEATRE
PAPER THEATRE

This Tunnel book invitation expands to reveal a fully dimensional stage with a cast of performers. Layers of textures and images combine to create an enchanting tableau that’s made entirely of paper. When guests opened the invitation box there was an unexpected “performance” - the soundtrack of a trailing saxophone and applause.

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PINWHEEL DIRECT MAIL
PINWHEEL DIRECT MAIL

For this three-dimensional invitation mailer, our challenge was to relay a lot of information in a way that gets noticed and acted on. We created a paper pinwheel in its own holder that doubled as an infographic and was easy to mail. Photography by: Nathan Kanofsky.

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FIESTA FOREVER
FIESTA FOREVER

This pre-arrival mailer offered a glimpse of the Mexican-inspired chic branding that we created. Custom travel accessories included a leather luggage with marble print, gold sunglasses etched with icon pattern, and cloisonné keychain with engraved itinerary cards. Gifts were tailored with “his" and "hers" gifts of custom cufflinks or nail decals. A clear travel pouch was packaged in a fully-printed shipping box with icon hot stamped in gold. Photos: GGL and Laura Dee Photography

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HIP HOP HIGH TEA
HIP HOP HIGH TEA

This sturdy box was designed to look like a boom box for an invitation to an event that would be a hybrid of High Tea and Hip Hop with a nod to the location (Atlanta) and Super Bowl LIII. When opened, a hip hop welcome to Atlanta song played while a printed placesetting dropped down with event details on the linen napkin. We created the custom toile made up of imagery of hip hop, football, Atlanta and a proper tea and had custom fabric made and turned it into bow ties for the men and scrunchies

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ARE YOU IN?
ARE YOU IN?

This countdown calendar Save-the-Date was designed to get guests excited and prepped for the 5th anniversary of the College Football Playoff and the weekend of events surrounding the Championship Game. Complete with custom map, agenda, metal luggage tag, branded sharpie and sparklers. Stop action video by: Alan Wasem

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5, 4, 3, 2… SUN!
5, 4, 3, 2… SUN!

Bright colors and playful illustrations cue the good times ahead in this prearrival countdown mailer. Each box held travel swag and gifts for kids to get to them excited for their upcoming trip to Beaches Resorts. Photograph by: Nathan Kanofsky

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YES TO ALL
YES TO ALL

This pre-arrival mailer introduced the branding we created based on the hotel where the conference was being held - a combination of modern art and full color spectrum. Custom designed watches (his and hers), fully printed metal luggage tags (with branded mini sharpie), and a phone fan with branded stickers to decorate it, while the informational booklet had a printed canvas cover and sewn binding.

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TRAVEL-THEMED INVITATION
TRAVEL-THEMED INVITATION

Wooden box with handle, painted with logo on sliding lid. Custom printed liner to match Bonobos fabric, faux passport. Photography by: Nathan Kanofsky

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SHAKESPEARE INSPIRED INVITIATION
SHAKESPEARE INSPIRED INVITIATION

An unfolding accordion fantasy landscape set the scene for a Mid-spring's night dream celebration. Laser cut from our handpainted paper. Photography by: Nathan Kanofsky.

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VIEW OF CAYMAN
VIEW OF CAYMAN

Custom designed, fully printed shipping box meant to show off the location of the conference. A custom platform was engineered with wells for holding branded gifts in place, while the passport cover held a printed folio of trip information with each guests name and details printed. Photography by: Nathan Kanofsky

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CREEK DINNER INVITATION
CREEK DINNER INVITATION

For our third annual Bacon & Lox Society Dinner in a Creek, the invitation was a custom color-by-numbers kit arranged to look like a traditional dinner place setting. With original artwork by Heather Arak and the tools to complete your own version of the landscape, this set was all about getting guests in a creative, celebratory mood. Photography by: Nathan Kanofsky

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Creek Dinner Invitation
Creek Dinner Invitation

For our 2nd annual Bacon & Lox Society Dinner in a Creek, the invitation contained a handmade "smudge stick" bundle and two cyanotype printed feathers along with a guide to "making space" for creativity, connection and celebration. The feathers were printed with the words "connection" and "you bring something to our table". Photography by: M2 Photography

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COMEDY CLUB INVITATION
COMEDY CLUB INVITATION

A comedy club marquis opens to reveal a pop-up stage with a spotlight on a pack of Orbitz for a Wrigley event. Photography by: Nathan Kanofsky.

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BATTLE BOX
BATTLE BOX

Handmade wooden box, stained and printed with design. Inner platform to hold each drivers flag, photo wand, and confetti popper. Photography by: Nathan Kanofsky

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TRAVEL-THEMED INVITATION
TRAVEL-THEMED INVITATION

Wooden box with handle, painted with logo on sliding lid. Custom printed liner to match Bonobos fabric, faux passport. Photography by: Nathan Kanofsky

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SHAKESPEARE INSPIRED INVITIATION
SHAKESPEARE INSPIRED INVITIATION

An unfolding accordion fantasy landscape set the scene for a Mid-spring's night dream celebration. Laser cut from our handpainted paper. Photography by: Nathan Kanofsky.

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COMEDY CLUB INVITATION
COMEDY CLUB INVITATION

A comedy club marquis opens to reveal a pop-up stage with a spotlight on a pack of Orbitz for a Wrigley event. Photography by: Nathan Kanofsky.

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BATTLE BOX
BATTLE BOX

Handmade wooden box, stained and printed with design. Inner platform to hold each drivers flag, photo wand, and confetti popper. Photography by: Nathan Kanofsky

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BOOK PARTY INVITATION
BOOK PARTY INVITATION

A tic-tac-toe layout of book party celebration details with windows and fun reveals. Photographs are from Matthew Robbins' book Inspired Weddings with photography by: Thuss + Farrell.

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COCKTAIL KIT INVITATION
COCKTAIL KIT INVITATION

Complete with clear shaker, simply syrup, drink mix, rimming salt and lime garnish - held in a fabric bag printed with Save-the-date details. Photography by: Nathan Kanofsky

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BOCCE BALL INVITATION
BOCCE BALL INVITATION

Silver tin with handle, wrapped with branded pattern. Bocce ball held in custom platform printed with event details. Photography by: Nathan Kanofsky

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ADVENT-STYLE INVITATION
ADVENT-STYLE INVITATION

Foil-stamped countdown invitation and itinerary mailed to attendees. Perforated sections opened up to reveal details. Printed by: Checkerboard, Ltd. ​​Photo by: Jeremie Barlow Photography.

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COSTA RICAN INVITATION
COSTA RICAN INVITATION

Custom leather luggage tags displayed in bamboo box with watercolored platform. Matching itinerary booklet and RSVP card. Photography by: Nathan Kanofsky

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NAPA VALLEY INVITATION
NAPA VALLEY INVITATION

Hand-bound book created as an invitation for a celebration weekend in Napa Valley. Featured our watercolors of French Laundry and other special event locations. Wooden clothespins served as place setting markers and were hot stamped with each guests name. Photography by: Nathan Kanofsky

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