save the date cards - Contemporary Chic

Tags: save the date cards, modern, contemporary, abstract, ocean, waves, ave the date

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comments from lori:

much of dale chihuly's work is inpired by the ocean, so abstract waves are incorporated into this contemporary save the date card.

tags:

save the date cards, modern, contemporary, abstract, ocean, waves, ave the date

colors shown:

deep teal and sapphire

fonts:

sansumi, helvetica neue

design inspired by:

Amy & Andrew

submitted on:

Nov 18 2008

Edited on:

Nov 29 2008

average score:

3.17

comments:

16

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save the date cards - Contemporary Chic by Guess What Design Studio

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Paper Dahlia on Nov 18, 2008 at 8:36pm
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My eye wants to read this left to right and so I see "SADA" "VETE". But maybe it's just me. I do really like the design. It has a nice clean, modern feel.

l on Nov 19, 2008 at 11:00am
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I love your white space but I'm reading it incorrectly too. Maybe you can use text weight to emphasize which letters go together?

Guess What Design Studio on Nov 19, 2008 at 4:22pm
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Thank you so much, guys! I'll try to work on it and resubmit. I really appreciate your feedback! :)

Guess What Design Studio on Nov 20, 2008 at 9:58am
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I updated for readability, and I also added a bit of abstract imagery (taken from "metro chic"). I think I might need to play around with the colors a bit more, and I'm also wondering if I should keep the waves or just have text. Let me know what you guys think :)

amy on Nov 20, 2008 at 11:42am

Personally, I love the design along with the text. While I like a modern approach, I'm not really a minimalist and I think the waves add a nice artistic design element. As for your color question, maybe incorporate a darker sapphire blue color with the teal? That could also help it stay on the formal end of things too ... We are using this deeper blue in the glass as our main color (bridesmaids dresses etc): http://collections.kemperart.org/VieO214$33*466353 Thanks for your entry!!!

Guess What Design Studio on Nov 20, 2008 at 12:24pm
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Thank you so much for your feedback, Amy - glad you like it! I'll rework the colors and resubmit. Thank you for that helpful link :)

Paper Dahlia on Nov 20, 2008 at 8:00pm
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I really like your changes and the waves. Also, I think there is still plenty of white space to please any minimalist.

kelli hall on Nov 21, 2008 at 4:57am
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this is beautiful ; )

Guess What Design Studio on Nov 21, 2008 at 8:36am
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Thank you so much, Kerry and Kelli :)

Guess What Design Studio on Nov 21, 2008 at 8:38am
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Amy, I updated the colors - let me know what you think. Thanks again for your feedback :)

amy on Nov 21, 2008 at 12:00pm

Lovely! I'm glad you kept the waves. Looks great.

kelli hall on Nov 25, 2008 at 4:56am
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This is lovely--your flourishes are just the right touch ; )

Candice Leigh on Nov 25, 2008 at 5:14am
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This is exquisite. I love everything about it (so please don't get rid of the waves!) I think it was really smart of you to incorporate Chihuly's inspiration as your theme instead of a more literal rendition of his work. Great job Lori!

Carrie Eckert on Nov 26, 2008 at 10:28am
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I've loved all your revisions of this one, but this final one is perfect!

Guess What Design Studio on Nov 26, 2008 at 11:12pm
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Amy, Kelli, Candice, Carrie - thank you so much, guys - I really appreciate your sweet thoughts and comments! It means a lot to me! :)

kelli hall on Jan 13, 2009 at 2:20pm
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congrats on the win, lori! This is a beautiful design