While I was planning my Roaring Twenties party last month, I thought it might be a good idea to read The Great Gatsby. (Yes, it's true. I've never read The Great Gatsby.)In my online search for the novel, I happened upon a stunning F. Scott Fitzgerald Classics set by Penguin's premier cover designer, Coralie Bickford-Smith. Each book is designed with distinct art deco patterns on foil jackets.Of course, I fell in love and unnecessarily bought the entire series (The Great Gatsby, The Beautiful and Damned, The Last Tycoon, Tales of the Jazz Age, Tender is the Night, This Side of Paradise and Flappers and Philosophers: The Collected Short Stories of F. Scott Fitzgerald)!No buyer's remorse here. They look absolutely gorgeous on my book shelf.The only problem? They're too pretty to read! (Yes, it's true. I've still never read The Great Gatsby.)Tell me, have you purchased this book set? How does it look? Show us pics!
When I was little, I thought becoming a librarian might be a cool career path. I mean, the authority with which they stamped due dates in the books made them seem pretty badass. Well, to me at least. But I also liked to play school. And church.Though I didn't become a librarian, I did figure out a way to stamp like crazy. I designed the Love Story Wedding Invitation Suite on Etsy.The RSVP card is designed to look like a due date card. So now, I get to stamp hundreds of cards at a time. And yes, it is just as much fun as I always imagined it would be.As for the rest of the suite, the invitation itself looks like the first page of a chapter book and the information card looks like a card out of a card catalog. Remember those things?Here is some feedback from a recent client:
Absolutely gorgeous and unique. I had no interest in wedding invitations until I saw these. Couldn't be happier!