Playing with ink…

So BJ was a buddy of Ben’s in high school, they’ve stayed in touch all this time, and nowadays you can find his band, American Aquarium on tour around the world. They’re one of the best alt-country bands in the country (and my favorite, at any rate). He stays on the road playing shows most of the year so odds are that they’ll be coming to your town sooner or later and you NEED TO GO SEE THEM PLAY. When BJ proposed to his absolutely adorable girlfriend, Rachael, a few months ago—I got a text with some inspiration images for their own custom invitations.

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Let’s all take a collective sigh over her antique rose gold enagement ring. Good job, Beej.

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And today I got to work creating some initial concepts. I played around with brushes and ink on some hand lettering of their names, threw it at them… and it stuck. Here’s a little sneak peek for now:

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