Branding A Baptism


I designed this invi­ta­tion, RSVP card and table card for my sons bap­tism. The over­all color theme of the party is black & white so I wanted to keep this con­sis­tent through­out. I also wanted to use a sin­gle type­face for every­thing, in this case I went with Lubalin Graph. It’s used on ever piece: invi­ta­tion, RSVP card, enve­lope, RSVP enve­lope and even extends to the num­ber cards that will be on each table, which will be mounted in sim­ple black frames.

The invite and RSVP card were let­ter­press by Coeur Noir in Brook­lyn, NY, who did an amaz­ing job. These are the same guys that printed up some stuff for the Hel­vetica Film, includ­ing this gor­geous poster by Norm. For the stock I went with white Ris­ing Museum Board. I wanted a really heavy stock and this ended up being per­fect. The board even has a nice tex­ture to it.

For the envelopes I went to Kate’s Paperie and found some gor­geous high qual­ity envelopes that are lined and have a nice diag­o­nal line tex­ture. They also printed my address on the back of the main enve­lope and on the front of the RSVP enve­lope. They didn’t have the Lubalin Graph font in house so I had to lay it out myself and send over the files. They came out perfect.

The entire set looks amaz­ing and I’m really happy with how it all came out. If any­one would like a set let me know and I’ll send it out if I have any left over.        

26 Comments on "Branding A Baptism"

  • Love it. Absolutely won­der­ful. If you have any “left overs” and you would be so kind and send it all the way to Swe­den I would love to have one. =) Just men­tion it and I’ll send you my adress.


  • Antonio says

    Mag­nus thanks. If I have any left over I will def­i­nitely send one to you.

  • nice work, I cant wait to design the invites to my sons bap­tism, that is to say if I ever get mar­ried and have chil­dren :) I wouldn’t mind a copy if you do have any extras, I am only in Cal­i­for­nia, not to far.

  • Joey says

    I’d love any of those pieces, they all look so nice! Love the let­ter­press work, too!

  • jefflo says

    great work. i’d love to feel the tex­ture of the stock.

    let me know if there are any left­overs too!

  • Won­der­ful work, Anto­nio. Thanks for let­ting us see, and I hope the bap­tism goes well.

  • These are really nice. I, also love the let­ter­press. I’d love one if you have any still.

  • Cool, I love the RSVP card

  • Yeh, um… you know you could have just gone to Snappy Snaps or Pronto Print and got it done a lot quicker and cheaper!?

  • songwei says

    Lovely design, great for graphic design stu­dents like me to learn and admire. please send me a copy if you have some left. Thanks.

  • Antonio says

    @Chocolate Rain
    Why do you assume it took long to print and that it cost a lot? No fran­chise printer could do such nice work as this. I don’t even know what the hell Snappy Snaps is.

  • Joey says

    Haha­haha. I might fall over and die if I ever saw some cheap place pro­duce some­thing this nice. I imag­ine this prob­a­bly did cost quite a bit (with the let­ter­press and all…), am I right Antonio?

  • boringvision says

    for my first com­ment i haven’t words!

    all the best.

    (amaz­ing work!!)

  • that’s nice.…very nice:)

  • Antonio says

    Thank you all for the kind words. For every­one who’s asked for a copy, I’m going to mail out the invites to fam­ily and friends very soon. If there are any left over, which there should be, I’ll send them out to you guys.

  • bobbygrotesk says

    Hook me up Antonio!

    They are the nice­ness, excel­lent use of Lubalin Graph.

  • Anto­nio, you’ve done a fan­tas­tic job with these, they are quite beau­ti­ful. Best of luck with everything!

    Let me know if you have any left­overs, I’d love to get a set.

  • mikegumpjr says


  • ksuji says

    It may be cheaper/faster go to with “Snappy snaps” or “Pronto Print”, but I can’t imag­ine it being fast or cheap since they are over the pond in U.K.!

  • Chocolate Rain says

    The snappy snaps/pronto print thing was meant to be an ironic joke.
    I was just so impressed with the time and effort Anto­nio
    put into this invite, that my warped sense of humour drove me to sug­gest that he was mad not just get­ting a cheap arsed print­ers to do it, but I guess it was taken to be a seri­ous comment.

    Any­way sorry for the con­fu­sion, nice job though.

  • Renato says

    Very nice, Anto­nio. And seri­ously… Snappy Snaps? This is qual­ity over quan­tity and I for one am always very happy to pay more for a bet­ter prod­uct. And besides, this is a non-issue. It’s about a baby 😀

  • Antonio says

    @Chocolate Rain
    No prob­lem man. Sar­casm gets eas­ily lost on the internet.

  • Antonio says

    @ bob­by­grotesk
    Lubalin worked very well for this project. I’ve always wanted to use it for some­thing and this seemed to be the per­fect oppor­tu­nity. The face feels very con­tem­po­rary but the ser­ifs give it a nice tra­di­tional feel as well. I actu­ally went in and kerned every sin­gle word to get every­thing to be perfect.

  • Joram Oudenaarde says

    I’m a bit late with a response, but that’s an absolutely lovely set! Reminds me of the Absara font :)

    I’m all the way in Hol­land, but if you still have any left­overs I’d love to have a set! Of course I’m happy to pay for ship­ping, or maybe you need some­thing from Hol­land… we could setup a trade in that case. :)

  • so nice , some lovely cards..

  • cmykinky says

    These are beau­ti­fully done, I’d love to do some­thing like this, but I’m far too young to be hav­ing kids.. any­ways, I know this is a year old post, but if for some rea­son you’ve still got any­thing left over from this, I would really, really appre­ci­ate a copy.