Wednesday, January 14, 2009

President-Elect Obama's Inaugural Invitations


[Tattooed union arms carefully stack completed inauguration invitations.]

I suspect only designers would wonder who printed the invitations for President-Elect Barack Obama's upcoming inauguration, or the paper used, the printing technique, colors, or fonts. Thanks to a little article in the NYTimes, we know that the invites were printed by a Brookyln-based shop called Precise Continental that has been in business for over 26 years. The one million invites were engraved in black and gold on Neenah Classic Crest cream stock using modified versions of Shelley Allegro and Kuenstler.

The article did not provide details on who actually designed the invites so if anyone out there knows, please drop us a line!

2 comments:

bryan said...

We got one, which was very thoughtful of them. We're going to frame it and hang it up because someday our grandkids may not be aware that they sent them to pretty much everyone in america.

Peter said...

Excellent article!. There was also a corresponding story on ABC News a few weeks ago about the invitations. Very interesting. Try: http://abcnews.go.com/Video/playerIndex?id=6551943