Custom Chic

October 4, 2011

When you need to send someone a note or invitation, an email, a Facebook invitation or an evite often does the trick. I’ve already told you about the evites that I love – from Paperless Post. Sometimes, a good old-fashioned classic paper invitation is what’s called for. For the chicest of paper invitations and other handwritten creations, I absolutely love the designs from Paperfinger.

Paperfinger is the modern calligraphy business of Bryn Chernoff that offers custom alternatives to traditional calligraphy, handwriting and illustration on invitations, letters, thank-you cards, place cards, custom stamps and so much more (including tattoos).

Her designs are fresh, beautiful and one of a kind. How one of a kind? A browse through her online portfolio will give you an idea. If you don’t want to browse through the entire portfolio, I suggest you take a look at this hand-drawn wedding map. Imagine getting one of those inside an equally hip wedding invitation. Anyone would make sure to clear her calendar for that wedding.

Paperfinger offers one service that I think is just fabulous – a hand-written love letter. Bryn will transcribe your love letter in an elegant, calligraphic script on fine Italian stationery, sealed with wax. The price for this piece of art that you’ve created together (your words, her artistic printing) is $200 for one page; $350 for two pages. At that price, it may just be a once-in-a-lifetime gift that you give to your true love, but it will be cherished forever.

Green Design is another service that Paperfinger offers. Upon request, organic or soy-based inks and recycled or tree-free papers can be used. For a totally natural medium, items like seashells or fallen leaves are options. Love that!

When your special occasion calls for something that’s specially designed, Paperfinger may have just what you’re looking for.

Image: Olarte.ollie