Every year I choose a different flower for this project, something from my own flower garden from the previous year since I usually design the ticket in January or February, the menu a little later.
This year, however, I decided I had to use a few butterflies I had photographed in the previous years in my back yard, a red admiral and a tiger swallowtail in its dark phase, along with my really old-fashioned tall phlox, always a butterfly magnet. I added a clipping path to the butterflies and even the phlox, above, and originally began with five butterflies, but that was just too many!
I design this for a print broker who actually meets with the customer, but the request and feedback are pretty clear. In any case, it’s a joy to design something that’s just plain pretty and has me browsing photos of flowers in the coldest month of the year.
This is the seventh year I’ve designed this menu and ticket set. To see other years of designs with pansies, pink roses, daisies and more, click the links below. What a pleasure to design something that’s just plain pretty.
And visit my website in “graphic design and illustration” under Unique Products to see the 2009 version with daisies.
Because I don’t have the 2008 version anywhere I’ve pasted them below.
The 2013 menu was the 100th anniversary of the organization and was printed in metallic gold ink with black text, but I set the job up in black and red so I could read it! I’ll have to make up a decent looking PDF to show that.
All photos, images and designs are copyright Bernadette E. Kazmarski, all rights reserved.