A BLOG FROM ANNE ROBIN CALLIGRAPHY

INSPIRED BY THE CREAM

4.26.13

Photo by Raya Carlisle

I’ve been waiting for what seems like forever to write this post.  The Cream Event took place on March 10 at Vibiana in downtown LA.  I have been working like a crazy person since the minute it was over (not to mention for weeks up until the second it started), so I just didn’t have the time to give the post the attention it deserves, and I also wanted to wait until the photos were released.  We got the photos a couple weeks ago.  Wow!  These photographers (Rad + In Love, Raya Carlisle, Mr. Haack, and Paige Lowe) are unbelievable – and also – wow! – this event was AMAZING.  Those Bash, Please girls really know how to throw a party and the sheer talent that was in that space was staggering.  Unfortunately, I mostly saw everything through the photos, because I pretty much didn’t leave my table all night.  I was writing names on bracelets to give away and at any given time had a line of at least 25 people waiting.  But that was awesome – don’t get me wrong – I met so many great people and somewhere around 800 people were introduced to my work.  What could be better?

Photo by Rad + In Love

Photo by Rad + In Love

Photo by Rad + In Love

Photo by Rad + In Love

Photo by Raya Carlisle

Photo by Rad + In Love

Photo by Raya Carlisle

If you can’t tell from the photos above, the color inspiration for the event included mint, emerald, gold, and navy, with a little bit of wood and ivory.  Since I didn’t exactly have samples lying around that fit into this color scheme exactly, I made all new samples exclusively to show here.  And I had A LOT of fun with it.  I was very inspired to think of new and different uses of calligraphy.  New formats for envelopes.  Escort cards on leaves and rocks and jars with flowers in them.  Painted placecards and envelopes.  Below are a few shots that I took of the standouts.  I would love to use any or all of these ideas for a real wedding.  Just ask.  Please!

Real chalkboard escort cards (More on this to come!)

       

Also, check out the coverage on 100 Layer Cake – Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 and Part 4!