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Cristiano & Nanae

Italy based Cristiano and Nanae approached A Friend of Mine to design the invitation to their wedding in Venice. Their different nationalities — Cristiano: Italian, and Nanae: Japanese, inspired the core idea of the design, a hand drawn image of paper marbling; a traditional technique used historically in both Italy and Japan. The final paper marbling design is a blend of traditional Florentine marbling patterns flowing into Japanese ‘Suminagashi’ patterns representing the union of two unique people in marriage creating something new. A custom drawn headline based on vintage Italian poster typography was also created to reflect the setting of the wedding.