Holiday card inspiration: This and That

"This and That" pays homage to the almighty ampersand (this particular specimen is part of the typeface American Typewriter). When designing this card, I was inspired by young romance, typed love letters, pure white snowflakes, with a tinge of nostalgia.

Inspiration board sources: JCoPhoto (top left), feather package, unknown source (top middle), inhauspress (top right), .benedicte (middle left), ragehaus (bottom left, snowflake lights, unknown source (bottom middle), rickrack.com (bottom right).

Holiday card inspiration: Classic Collage

Do you have trouble making up your mind? Can't decide on just one photo, huh? How about, say, eight? I designed this card, "Classic Collage", with you in mind. The messaging is simple and straight to the point, with a touch of curlique to pretty it up.

Inspiration board sources: Todd Klassy (top left), Ethan Ollie (top middle), Decor8blog (top right), Its Fitz (middle left), Anthropologie (bottom left), GEMMAWH (bottom middle), Ranveig (bottom right).

Holiday card inspiration: The Joy of Stripes

My next card, "The Joy of Stripes" was designed to offset a full-bleed photo with a simple message. I was motivated to create a classic, editorial look (think: Vogue, Harper's Bazaar) with a twist. Crisp, offset stripes and a pop of red add depth and warmth, while retaining a chic-yet-slightly-quirky aesthetic.

Inspiration board sources: Audrey Hepburn, Unknown Source (top left), Dwell Studio (top middle), Juniper Home (top right), Studer T.V. (middle left), herz-allerliebst (middle right), Decoration Cartier (bottom left), Tiny Water (bottom middle), Lilly Queen Vintage (bottom right).

Early Christmas.

Today Minted announced its top picks (all 700 of 'em!) for their absolutely epic "Sending Good Cheer" holiday card design challenge. These killer designs will be up for voting for the next couple days, and the lucky winners will be sold online later this year.

Here are the Jody Wody designs that pushed through to the voting round. I'll buy you some eggnog if you vote for me. Eggnog ain't your thang? Okay, let's do beer instead. Cheers!

Ampersand Holiday Card

Vintage Luggage Tag Holiday Card

Classic Collage Holiday Card

Modern Headline Holdiay Card

Offset Stripes Holiday Card

Global Holiday Card

Memento Holiday Card

The Joy of Stripes Holiday Card

Antique Typography Holiday Card

826 Valencia holiday cards are here!

I'm so very excited to announce that the holiday cards I designed for 826 Valencia are now for sale online and at the Pirate Store! Each bundle holds six A2 letterpressed foldover cards: three designs, each with matching envelopes. All proceeds will benefit student programming at 826 Valencia. Big ups to Dependable Letterpress for a killer print job.

Cards printed on Mohawk Renewal, white (80% PCW recycled). Envelopes from Waste Not Paper, Eco-White.

Snowflake Letterpress Holiday Card

"Letterform Snowflake"

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"Hedgehog Bookworm"

Hedgehog Letterpress Holiday Card

"Here's to Another Year Without Scurvy"

Typography Letterpress Holiday Card

Holiday inspiration.

Yes, I know it's early.

But I also know that there are a few of you out there (hi, Beth!) who are just so excited for the holidays that you're already planning the soirees, decorations, menus, and outfits for this coming season. So, before you're swamped in wishlists and sick of Mariah Carey's rendition of "O Holy Night," take a peek at these holiday inspiration boards I created for Minted, to accompany the latest Jody Wody designs for sale...

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Bright + Fun: Sweet, fruity cocktails, flower petals, retro-inspired ceramics, and anything peppermint. Proof that good ol' red and green doesn't have to be traditional.

Holiday Portraits: It's a keeper, just like this awesome vintage stationer's set, chic patterned napkins, wooden mid-century furniture, and classic creme bouquets. And the rick rack is pretty rad, too.

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Mittens: So you bought those cute mittens last year, but decided they weren't practical and exchanged them for fingerless gloves? You're not alone. Still, here's too all things cozy - embroidered mittens, vanilla scented candles, plump stripey pillows, gingham, and "brown paper packages tied up with string..." 

Noel Badge: Judging from some of my recent design work, it might be apparent that I'm going through a retro, angular, big-shapes, no-fuss phase. I especially like the no-fuss part; throw in a succulent and you're golden. Also, you really can't go wrong with red and orange. 

2010 holiday cards are here!

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Yes, it's that time again! Minted has just launched its 2010 Holiday Card collection, and I'm very excited to have some Jody Wody designs in the mix. Here are just a few; be sure to check out the full Jody Wody collection here, and Minted's entire Holiday Collection here.