Dinner with Thieves

I love when a client has a vision that really challenges me creatively.


Jessie (House of James Parker) and Heather (RTTO Events) were looking for custom paper goods to accompany their design of a "Dinner with Thieves". Picture an evening with an abundance of delectable meat platters, burlesque dancers and a mysterious vibe. The paper elements had to be the perfect complement: masculine yet intricate; refined yet worn-in. 

I had posted a picture on Instagram a while back of my business cards that had taken a trip through the washing machine — a happy accident.

We used this as inspiration for a menu design that was heavy on texture and full of character. Each menu was foil stamped in gold and then very carefully washed and distressed by hand. The process left the paper feeling like leather and looking like it had been around for years. In addition to the menu we designed questionnaire cards for guests to fill out and contact cards that were edge painted in gold. These were a labor of love.