Rockin’ the letterpress wedding invitation Metallica style

by on August 24, 2013

Heavy metal wedding invitation printed on heavy metal. A match made in heaven, just like the happy couple.

One of the most creative letterpress wedding invitations I custom designed was for a couple who loved Metallica. These high school sweethearts were hosting a rockin’ 10-year anniversary party their way.

Metallica-style invitations were a must-have as they planned the party they always wanted (not the ones their parents wanted…you know how it goes).

The invitation set included:

  • Custom logo
  • Hand-made letterpress folder
  • Invitation ticket with tear-off RSVP “ticket stub”
  • Info card
  • Inner envelope
  • Outer envelope

Your concert ticket to a head-banging celebration

The couple who was all business by day, rockers by night, were free to be themselves and host a party of a lifetime. And they did!

To get everyone in the mood to party, I designed the invitation like a concert ticket. Starting with a logo of their names fashioned from the Metallica logo. This idea actually combined two designs directions I presented to the couple. They loved the black folder idea and the ticket and asked if I could mix them together. Yes!

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Custom logo Metallica style with Roman numeral ten to mark the 10-year anniversary tour.

The entire project was a great challenge because it mixed different types of production: letterpress printing, desktop printing, hand-made everything.

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Complete set: Folder, ticket invitation with RSVP stub and red info card

Using black paper and metallic ink was a refreshing change from the white-and-light wedding invitations.

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Ticket to a 10-year wedding celebration shown in the pocket folder

The use of letterpress and calligraphy fonts made the event feel formal. The invite ticket and RSVP stub made it fun.

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Inner envelope announcing the anniversary tour

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Detail: Party ticket and coordinating info card, perforated RSVP stub is mailed back in an envelope (included in the set)

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Letterpress wedding invitation details

  1. Outer envelope — A7, metallic silver ink on black paper
  2. Hand-made letterpress folder – 5″ x 7″ finish size;  metallic silver ink on black paper; hand finishing: printed flat, hand cut, scored and assembled
  3. Letterpress panel invitation – Metallic silver on Crane’s Lettra 110# cover in pearl white; hand finishing: trimmed and hand mounted to folder
  4. RSVP and info “ticket” – Two-sided high-resolution inkjet printing on 110#inkjet card stock; hand finishing: hand trimmed, scored and perforated
  5. Inner envelope – A2, metallic silver ink on black paper

Encore of a lifetime

For the couple’s first child, they asked me to design a logo for their daughter Jayden using the Iron Maiden logo. They welcomed their sweet baby girl into their lives, announcing her arrival with a rockin’ design. Baby rocker isn’t just a chair anymore.

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Iron Jayden, the ultimate encore!

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