- 6 years ago
- Wedding: January 2012
I designed our Save the Dates to emulate the classic 1930s Works Progress Administration postcards designed to encourage people to explore the National Parks. Since our wedding venue is on the National Historic Registry (managed by the National Park Service), I thought it would be fitting to do a vintage tropical WPA-like Save the Date.
One piece of advice for brides doing their own designs (or having a friend help) and sending to a printer:
Double-check your document bleeds before sending to the printer. I thought I had my bleeds correct, but as you can see the top and bottom text are not centered appropriately in the document and they didn’t print correctly either.
Also, when you’re working late night trying to design these things, pay close attention to which program you’re working in. Sometimes, your eyes start to get Photoshop and Illustrator confused. As a result, some of my artwork was pixellated because I was drawing it in Photoshop when I should have been using Illustrator.
Any other WPA dorks out there like me: I can give you some advice as to how to get the screen print look, but I’m an amateur when it comes to using the Adobe Creative Suite so there could always be an easier way. The correct font to use is NPS 1935, which you can find online and install.
WPA postcard example: