Wedding Invitation + Creative Block

jaems's picture

Hi all, long time reader, first time post.

Anyways, I thought the sharp eyes at Typophile would be able to point me in the right direction with a design I'm working on, as I am rather stuck.

My sister basically asked me to design a wedding invitation, so I've been working on trying to develop a nice style on the cover, to essentially set the style (at least most of it) for the rest of the piece.

The couple are not interested in a classical approach, so I didn't feel formal script or a typical color palette was the greatest path to explore.

My initial attempt was to provide a relatively modern approach to the logo design and typeface choices. Contemporary and warm.

Sample Cover

As a designer who is stuck in the early stages, all feedback is welcome.

tonicastro's picture


I like the idea, maybe the problem is that Derry can see the D easily, but Tina is a litlle hiden,don't you think? I think you could reequilibrate the logo

jaems's picture

Indeed, that's something I was having trouble resolving. I think one of the problems is the inherent size difference between lowercase t and d.

That said, I'll definitely give it another whirl.

•Prakash Nair's picture

loving the colors and typechoice. So nice.

jselig's picture

More of an etiquette rule than anything but the girls name should come first since they are not yet married. :)

jaems's picture

Thanks for comments everyone. I've tried completely retooling the logo. At first, I tried adding different types of ascenders and varying crossbars on top of the letter d from a variety of modern typefaces (the previous example was Bodoni), but nothing really looked natural.

I tried taking script fonts, and melding the two together. Here is the first attempt.

The other two images are attempts at using script fonts for the initials (as opposed to a customized logo), as the t and d seem to fit well together.

1st Iteration

2nd Iteration

3rd Iteration

I must say, it's getting a bit frustrating!

timd's picture

My feeling is that you have abandoned the didone too quickly and that there is still more profitable mileage in it, maybe a different didone would help, like

Also look at the italics.

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