Syracuse, NY (PRWEB) February 10, 2010
Bella Figura, a leader in the eco-friendly letterpress movement, has introduced over 60 new green letterpress wedding invitation designs on their website http://www.bellafigura.com in time for the 2010 wedding season. The new designs offer letterpress invitations ranging from the traditional to the ultra modern and everything in between, including seven new custom calligraphy letterpress wedding invitation designs unique to Bella Figura. Bella Figura offers one of the most extensive online collections of letterpress wedding invitations for style-savvy clients worldwide.
Bella Figura's letterpress invitation designs are created by a highly talented group of the nation's most sought-after designers and calligraphers including several new designers who have contributed to the 2010 collection - renowned illustrator and typographer Jessica Hische; Kamal Patel of OnKamal; Erin Jang of The Indigo Bunting and designer for Esquire magazine; Ellie Snow of design blog Mint; Aimee O'Boyle of Creative Montage; font designer James Grieshaber of Typeco and calligraphers Sarah Hannah; Patricia Mumau of Primele; Kelle McCarter of Designsgirl; and Maybelle Imasa-Stukuls of Maybelle. In addition, several designers who contributed to past Bella Figura collections have also created new designs for 2010 - Tara Hogan of Ink+Wit; Amy Graham Stigler, creative director of Bella Figura sister company Smock; Elizabeth and David Mandel of Elsas Design; Ben Whitla; Ian Koenig; Maura Gauthier; and artist Jamie Lea Bertsch. In addition to expertly designed letterpress invitations, each Bella Figura design suite also features letterpress save the dates, menus, thank you notes, place cards, reception cards, programs, and coasters.
As green, eco-friendly weddings continue as a growing trend in 2010, Bella Figura stands out in the industry as a true environmental letterpress shop. In addition to using 100% reclaimed cotton tree-free paper and eco letterpress inks, Bella Figura is wind powered, a member of Green America's Green Business Network and donates 1% of sales to environmental causes. For employees, they offer free bus passes to encourage use of public transit and subsidize 20-week Community Supported Agriculture memberships with a local organic farm.
For the second year in a row, wedding industry trendsetters including Snippet & Ink's Kathryn Storke, Brooklyn Bride's Vane Broussard, Myra Callan of Twigs & Honey, Nole Garey of Oh So Beautiful Paper, Ami Price of Elizabeth Anne Designs and stylist Shana Faust have curated sample packs of their favorite letterpress wedding invitation designs from Bella Figura. 100% of the purchase price of Bella Figura Trendsetter sample packs are donated to an environmental nonprofit.
Bella Figura works with clients to create truly unique and personalized custom letterpress invitations with their extensive collection of embellishments including their signature letterpress inks; letterpress fonts; envelope linings; edge paintings; custom pocketfolds; calligraphy; corner rounding; and more. They are the exclusive letterpress invitation company offering custom hand calligraphy invitations from five renowned calligraphers. For international customers, Bella Figura's custom letterpress designs are available in languages such as Hebrew, Vietnamese, Spanish, Greek, Chinese, French, or German, and invitation clients have ordered from Australia, England, France, Canada, and beyond.
For more information and additional photographs, visit Bella Figura.
About Bella Figura:
Based in Syracuse, NY, Bella Figura creates letterpress wedding invitations the old-fashioned way, using vintage cast-iron presses, the best paper, time, patience, perfection, and a whole lot of love. Bella Figura is a true environmental letterpress shop: they are a wind-powered, a member of Green America's Green Businss Network and donate 1% of sales to environmental causes. Their line of letterpress invitations is printed on 100% reclaimed cotton paper, made at a historic European paper mill exclusively for them. Bella Figura's letterpress wedding invitations have been featured in Martha Stewart Weddings, Modern Bride, Brides, Grace Ormonde Wedding Style, Inside Weddings, and The Knot, in addition to mentions on wedding blogs such as Style Me Pretty and Brooklyn Bride.
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