As a personal project, I decided to design an invitation for a Mardi Gras party. I wanted to bring a little bit of New Orleans inspiration to the Baltimore setting, so I thought the image of the crab (both a symbol of Baltimore and a staple of Louisiana cuisine) with Mardi Gras beads would be perfect. I kept the typography relatively simple, and brightened it up with a splash of red with the traditional Mardi Gras palette.
I designed and illustrated the card, and had it printed on Cougar White 80# uncoated stock. I hand lettered the envelope with purple ink as well.