Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Trend: On Location - Cityscapes and Skylines

People with a spirit of adventure will enjoy the current cityscape and skyline stationery trend. When used as part of an invitation suite, the signature silhouette of a city skyline can be used to suggest the location of the event. For wedding invitations, the couple may choose to feature a city that is near and dear to their hearts, such as the location where they met or were engaged, or perhaps a city where they vacationed. It's also a great way for long-distance lovers to bring their lives together by showcasing their hometowns.

Cityscapes can be playful and fun when illustrated with lively colors, or they can suggest simple sophistication when presented as a silhouette. Here are a few examples:

"City Lights" from the New York Series, Ceci New York

Toronto and NYC Skylines (featuring airport city codes) from baron*cards

Custom Skyline Invitation by Bella Figura

San Francisco Save the Date by Hello!Lucky

Wedding Invitation by paperzest

Another way to incorporate the cityscape into stationery is by sourcing postcards. Great for 'at home' cards, this could be a unique way to let people know you've moved! Engaged couples who plan to have a destination wedding can send out Save the Date postcards featuring the wedding location. If you can't find what you're looking for in new collections, try your local thrift store for vintage postcards like these:

State Postcards from Postcard Booth

Happy trails!
~ Lianne Tokey, baron*cards

1 comment:

  1. Love your skyline/airport code cards Lianne! Of course it doesn't hurt that you show off two of my favorite cities in the picture as well. What a fresh idea!


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