Crane In Action: Day of the Dead and Adorable Bunnies

Day of the Dead Party Invitation Closeup

Here at the Crane & Co. factory (think Santa’s Workshop meets the Newspaper Printing Room), the letterpress machines whir and hum, our oh-so skilled engravers work meticulously on intricate designs and our borderers artfully paint the edges of stationery in brilliant hues all by hand.

Which is all just a fancy way of saying we are hard at work crafting our customers’ orders all day. So it isn’t surprising that we often come across some truly innovative designs, which we’d love to share with you here…

A Bunny Thing Happened…

Thalia Et Bubu

We love this design because it could be a baby shower invitation, a children’s book cover or even a save-the-date. It is, however, a design for an adorable children’s boutique in Switzerland, Thalia Et Bubu.

The design was sent to us by Marianne Domec, owner of Un Petit Mot in Switzerland. Printed digitally on custom cut fluorescent white 100lb cover stock for 500 pieces, the customer-furnished artwork was designed by Haydé, author of the “Milton” books edited by Joie de Lire and illustrator of the posters of Petit Théâtre in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Tres bon, don’t you think?

The Grateful Dead…

Day of the Dead Party Invitation

We can just picture the vibrant music, colorful decorations and mouth-watering food at this soiree celebrating one of Mexico’s most treasured holidays, Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos). Printed digitally in raspberry ink, pewter grey ink and black ink from supplied art, this invitation came to us from Camilla Brink Stationer in San Antonio, Texas.

Que brillante!


One thought on “Crane In Action: Day of the Dead and Adorable Bunnies

  1. Pingback: Once Upon A Time in Mexico / Day of the Dead Art « Laura Barbosa's Heart of Art Blog

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