In January of 2011, our wedding was approaching, and I took on the project of letterpress-printing our invitations.

I printed exactly one hundred invitations on Crane Lettra paper, using a Vandercook letterpress and rubber-based inks, over a period of three weeks.

The typefaces used were a mix of old and new. The main text is set in Monotype Bembo, a 1929 revival of a face cut in 1495 by Aldus Manutius in Venice. Our names were set in Maestro, a recent typeface design by Philip Bouwsma of Canada Type in Toronto, whose characters are modeled after the work of Arrighi and the Italian chancery cursive of the early sixteenth century.