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.        

29 thoughts on “Branding A Baptism

  1. 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.


  2. 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.

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

  4. @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.

  5. 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?

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.!

  9. 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.

  10. 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 😀

  11. @ 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.

  12. 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. 🙂

  13. 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.

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