For this week’s Staff Pick, I’ve chosen “Bows on Knickers” by Claire Cimbora. Before I discuss what makes “Bows on Knickers” a well-designed and functional invitation, I have to admit my primary reason for choosing this design…
Simply, it puts a smile on my face.
Claire’s childhood inspired illustrations are whimsical and childlike, yet are executed with a complex and sophisticated technique. “Bows on Knickers” is the perfect marriage between the imaginative world of a child with the intricate nature of adulthood. Her ”less is more” approach allows viewers to let their imagination carry the design beyond an invitation.
While translating her artwork into an invitation, Claire leaves enough text room for the host to write a message to their guests without disrupting the flow of her design. Her font and color selection enhances the design, thus transforming her artwork into a beautiful invitation.