Bella Figura Launches 40 Eco-Friendly Letterpress Wedding Invitation Designs--and New Web Site--for 2009 Wedding Season

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Bella Figura, one of the greenest letterpress shops in the country, has released 40 stylish eco-friendly letterpress wedding invitation designs on their newly launched web site http://www.bellafigura.com. In time for the 2009 wedding season, these new designs capture the modern, the post-modern, the vintage, the traditional, the better-than-traditional, the better-than-modern, the art nouveau, the art deco, the 1970's, the floral, and the just plain cool. Bella Figura now offers one of the most extensive online collections of letterpress invitations anywhere for their national and international clientele.

Over 40 New Letterpress Designs at Bella Figura

Bella Figura, one of the greenest letterpress shops in the country, has released 40 stylish eco-friendly letterpress wedding invitation designs on their newly launched web site http://www.bellafigura.com. In time for the 2009 wedding season, these new letterpress designs capture the modern, the post-modern, the vintage, the traditional, the better-than-traditional, the better-than-modern, the art nouveau, the art deco, the 1970's, the floral, and the just plain cool. Bella Figura now offers one of the most extensive online collections of letterpress invitations anywhere for their national and international clientele.

New Bella Figura designers include Tara Hogan of Ink+Wit; Vivian Leung of 9Spotmonk; Heidi Arrizi of Heidi - Creating Thoughtful Beauty; Jamie Karoses, winner of the 2008 design*sponge scholarship; Ben Whitla and Ian Koenig, up and coming graphic designers (and two of the few males to design letterpress wedding invitations!). Current Bella Figura designers include Amy Graham Stigler, founder of Snow & Graham and creative director of Bella Figura sister company Smock; and Elizabeth Elsas of Elsas Design.

Green and eco-friendly is the major wedding trend for 2009, and brides can rest assured that Bella Figura is truly an environmental letterpress shop. In addition to using tree-free paper and eco letterpress inks, Bella Figura is wind powered, a member of 1% for the Planet, and a part of Co-op America's Green Business Network. For employees, they offer free bus passes and subsidize 20-week Community Support Agriculture memberships with a local organic farm.

Wedding trendsetters such as Style Me Pretty's Abby Larson, Oh Joy!'s Joy Deangdeelert Cho, Snippet & Ink's Kathryn Storke, and Brooklyn Bride's Vane Broussard have chosen their favorite 2009 letterpress wedding invitation designs from the Bella Figura new releases. Purchase a sample pack curated by one of these high-profile wedding trendsetters, and 100% of the cost is donated to an environmental charity. The new web site also features behind the scenes video of a working letterpress shop; gorgeous photography of letterpress in action; a letterpress blog focused wedding inspiration and wedding trends; wedding etiquette; and more.

Believing that every letterpress invitation should be unique as the wedding itself, Bella Figura encourages its clients to create custom letterpress invitations with their 45 signature letterpress inks; their 40 letterpress fonts; envelope linings; edge paintings; custom pocketfolds; calligraphy; corner rounding; and more.

For more information and photographs, visit Bella Figura.

About Bella Figura:
In their Central New York artisan print shop, 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. Environmentalism is at the core of their business: they are a wind-powered, carbon neutral, and eco-friendly letterpress shop, and they donate 1% of sales to environmental causes through 1% for the Planet. Their line of letterpress invitations is printed only on 100% cotton (tree-free) paper that's made exclusively for them in a historic European paper mill. They have a national and international following. Their letterpress client list includes the Whitney, the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, New York Fashion Week, Republic of Tea, and Sony BMG (their Grammy after party invitations), and their invitations have been featured in Martha Stewart Weddings, Modern Bride, Bride's, and Grace Ormonde Wedding Style.

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