personal stationery - Proper Vintage Lady Postcard

Tags: personal stationery, vintage, lady, silhouette, desk, elegant, postcard, black and white, monochromatic

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Christen Strang
  • Minted Jul 14, 2012
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  • 75 Comments made
  • 2147 Votes cast

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comments from christen:

This classic black and white personal stationery is perfect for the proper lady who still thinks some good old fashioned snail mail is the best form of communication!

tags:

personal stationery, vintage, lady, silhouette, desk, elegant, postcard, black and white, monochromatic

colors shown:

black, white

fonts:

Vermandois

design inspired by:

A2 Non-Photo Stationery

submitted on:

Jul 22 2015

Edited on:

Jul 23 2015

average score:

1.68

comments:

8

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personal stationery - Proper Vintage Lady Postcard by Christen Strang

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Christen Strang on Jul 22, 2015 at 7:35pm
Christen Strang
  • Minted Jul 14, 2012
  • 3 Awards
  • 75 Comments made
  • 2147 Votes cast

My original thought was for this to be a postcard type design with the design filling up the front for a bold statement + the handwritten note to go on the back (Option A). I played around with a few more conventional notecard type layouts after some feedback.. would love to know which one you like best!

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Morgan Urness on Jul 22, 2015 at 9:54pm
Morgan Urness
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I would just include postcard in your description so that when people are rating it they understand. I love how elegant this is, and the texture adds the perfect finishing touch.

Lara Klinger on Jul 22, 2015 at 11:23pm
Lara Klinger
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I agree with Morgan. Just include postcard in description. I love postcard, very endearing!

Avinash on Jul 23, 2015 at 12:14am
Avinash
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Its beautiful and elegant.Adding anything to it would spoil the appeal it has..

Leysan Shayakbirova on Jul 23, 2015 at 4:53am
Leysan Shayakbirova
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I think that you can leave the design as it is. The design is exquisite and elegant it deserves to stay solo without any text place. By the way, I like how you freshened up this monochromic design with the pattern on the armchair. Looks awesome!

Christen Strang on Jul 23, 2015 at 5:18am
Christen Strang
  • Minted Jul 14, 2012
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  • 75 Comments made
  • 2147 Votes cast

awesome suggestions, y'all! "postcard" is a perfect add-on word!

Kim Dietrich Elam on Jul 23, 2015 at 9:19am
Kim Dietrich Elam
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I believe this challenge is for flat A2 size stationery, so I think the expectation will be for customers to write on the front. The back will have a Minted logo and type stating the designer's name, so it won't be blank. Also, if your design is selected, you will have to design a backer pattern to go on the back, as an option for the customer to add. I like your font choice with your illustration. Maybe to pare it down to allow for writing space, just use one or two elements from your illustration? Like the flower vase or the shoe or the quill or the silhouette of the woman? Good luck!

Panda and Pangolin on Jul 23, 2015 at 10:47am
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Would it come with an envelope or just be mailed postcard style? I think could be cute with an envelope, as it would have a touch of formality that makes sense with the adorable graphic, though it could work either way.

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Kate Ross on Jul 23, 2015 at 4:09pm
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I like B best. I would choose C if it were left justified cuz I feel like when she's on the right, it appears as though she's looking at the wall. I think it would be better with her looking across the page rather than the edge of the page- if I'm making any sense.

Amy Payne on Jul 23, 2015 at 4:20pm
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I like it scaled down!

Chris Griffith on Jul 23, 2015 at 4:29pm
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I like the way D gives room for writing and the design and the script work nicely together

Kamala Nahas on Jul 23, 2015 at 7:07pm
Kamala Nahas
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D. It leaves a good amount of room to write and with the image and text all together, the eye knows exactly where to look.

Jan Shepherd on Jul 24, 2015 at 12:30am
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Love this layout!

Gwen Bedat on Jul 24, 2015 at 12:54am
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I chose C: I like the use of the corners of the page in this version.

Nazia Hyder on Jul 24, 2015 at 7:58am
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I choose D. I like the illustration smaller,what if you placed your text on the top left corner,just to play around. I feel the illustration,though has its own personality seems to be more heavy to the eye,placing the text might bring some balance. JMO :)

Lacie Cunningham on Jul 24, 2015 at 10:34am
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I like the simplicity of D - the illustration is well balanced with the script.

Jessica Williams on Jul 27, 2015 at 1:49pm
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D feels the most balanced and leaves plenty of room for the note to be written.

Jennifer Postorino on Jul 28, 2015 at 7:21am
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i like D. the spacing just feels right ;)

Debra Pruskowski on Jul 28, 2015 at 12:01pm
Debra Pruskowski
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I like D for the extra space for writing, plus the simplicity of it.

Liz Conley on Aug 2, 2015 at 12:49pm
Liz Conley
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I chose B with D a close second. Love the direction you're pushing this!

Paula Riley on Aug 5, 2015 at 7:22pm
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I'd love to see the "Hey there!" version, but using the non-script typeface for just the address part (like on the M&H version).