My grandfather would always say,Â â€śIn 10 years even a mountain can change.â€ťÂ He passed away way before anyone knew anything about the word â€śdigitalâ€ť and especially how much and how fast it would change our lives today.
â€śIn 10 years grandpa, everythingÂ will change!â€ť
With the digital realm rapidly advancing, we find ourselves living in a world where itâ€™s no longer â€ścan we?â€ť but â€śwe can!â€ť. In this fast lane where we can see everything changing, we canâ€™t help but to look back on times when things werenâ€™t as fast paced as they are now. This nostalgic movement of longing for lost values of older times has been very well portrayed through successful sites like Etsy, where hand made items flourish or “apps” like Instagram, a photo editing mobile application that freezes any moment from our daily lives and puts them in a vintage setting where my grandpa would have belonged.
Invitation designs have definitely been influenced by such nostalgia, as seen by some of our top designers’ work. Their designs tend to look anything but â€śdigitalâ€ť that traditionally was sterile and technical. The subtle details that they use like paper textures give tangible feelings to their designs, and the appearances of the elements from the old times add timeless and priceless values to their designs.
Yet It is important for us as designers to design for reasons more than “oh that looks nice” and to ask ourselves why we do it. So, for the first part of the Invitation Design blog series, we have asked our designers the following questions:
How & Why?
1) Fenderskirts Vintage
Â 2) Lisa Barbero
So, now we turn the questions to YOU!Â How does this popular design trend of revisiting retro and vintage periods speak to you? How do realistic renderings of invitations enhance our userâ€™s experience?