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Friday, September 26, 2008

Deck the Halls

We were so excited and flattered when we were approached by Minted to participate in their Holiday Card Commission Program! Minted has launched a Holiday Card selection to their site this fall, and they have added a group of limited edition cards created by select artists. We worked with them on three different concepts for a holiday photo card, and through collaboration came up with this final design! We were asked to create two color ways, and address labels. Visitors to the site will be able to order our design and have it customized with their own photo. Be on the look out for our design this fall!

You can click here to purchase!

A close up of the second color combination available

Below are our initial concepts...

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Quickfire Menu open for Voting!

Voting is now open for the Minted Quickfire Menu. Please click here to vote. We have three designs in this competition and appreciate all your support! There is some great talent in the Minted design community and we're so happy to have the opportunity to showcase our work. Thumbnails of the three designs can be seen below. Look for these when you're voting!

Happy voting!

Monday, September 22, 2008

QuickFire Minted Menu

Wow, do we really love Minted! They have great design competitions that not only let us get some practice in typography and design, but also a chance for some free advertising! At the end of last week they announced a "Quickfire Wedding Menu Design" challenge. A prominent wedding magazine is looking for some new designs for three themed weddings: Spring Garden, Metropolitan Evening and Tropical Destination. The catch was a quick four-day turn around, but hey, it sounded like fun and we work best under pressure! Wedding menus were provided and everything else was free for interpretation and design creativity. Voting should open sometime this week, so we'll keep everyone posted.
Elegant Evening inspired by Metropolitan Evening Wedding

City Chic inspired by Metropolitan Evening Wedding

Fresh Ink inspired by Spring Garden Wedding

Monday, September 15, 2008

It's the holiday season (part two) ...

It's time for another design competition over at Minted! This time Minted is hosting an "Around the World Holiday Card Challenge," asking designers to create a modern, sophisticated holiday card inspired by a specific geographic location of their choice. The photo card needs to allow a Minted customer to upload and incorporate a family photo into the design.

We didn't want to limit ourselves to only Florida (although we did sneak a palm tree into one design!), so we researched other areas of the country, including our stomping grounds of the Midwest. Our designs feature regional icons to bring something fun and different to a typical holiday greeting.

We have really appreciated everyone's support for us over the past few competitions, and voting is now open for the current Holiday Card Challenge. When you have time, please head over to Minted, and look for the designs below. All you have to do is create an account at Minted (it's free!), and then click here to vote. Winners will have their designs sold permanently on the site, and earn a small percentage of all total revenue sold. These competitions are a great way for us to get our name out there, and showcase what we can do! Thank you in advance for supporting our new business!

We used inspiration from the Sun Studio in Memphis, Tennessee, where great rock legends got their start. The studio's signature guitar is displayed outside and is a popular photo spot for tourists. Memphis has a great music heritage and we wanted to showcase it with a holiday twist!

Sun Studio in Memphis, Tennessee

We used the bright tropical colors from the south as inspiration for a warm holiday greeting. The text has a stamped, letterpress look to it and is topped with a palm tree ornament!

Route 66 stretches across many states and makes its way through different scenery, weather and traditions! We used the classic song and iconic signage as inspiration for this fun holiday card.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

New business cards!

We've had a recent lull in our timeline of other projects, so took the opportunity to refine our logo and create some business cards! We chose our color palette and fonts and went with a vertical layout. We love the fresh and clean look and look forward to creating more collateral. We're working out our website,, which will be coming in the near future. In the meantime, please use the contact information listed below:

Orange Blossom Ink
Sarah Matthews & Lisa Badeen

We look forward to your business!