Crumpled paper ball with cropped blue May 2, 2007 Save the Date letterhead

Inviting Indeed

New book showcases several invitations designed at Elixir

by Elixir

Rockport Publishers recently released Design for Special Events: 500 of the Best Logos, Invitations, and Graphics. The hardback book showcases several invitations designed at Elixir.

White box with blue band behind a clear plastic sphere containing crumpled paper and an un-crumpled piece of paper with light blue artwork

Collateral for SFMOMA’s Modern Ball, designed by Elixir in ’05 and ’07, is presented as one of nineteen case studies.

SF Rising logo of blue phoenix with Golden Gate bridge

Elixir’s designs for San Francisco Rising, a year-long city-wide commemoration in 2006, marked the centennial of the 1906 Earthquake and Fire for the City of San Francisco. Elixir’s fog-and-phoenix collateral included logo, press kit, stationery, programs, advertisements, invitations, website, and streetlight banners.

Invitation featuring Stanlee's head, vial of fake blood, and padded white envelope

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts acknowledged Stanlee Gatti, Elixir’s frequent collaborator, at Artist’s Ball Six: Stanlee’s Brain. Elixir’s save-the-date was so brainy, or maybe merely zany, that the fundraising dinner sold out before the invitations were mailed.

George Lucas green grass invitation with June calendar and red envelope

The save-the-date and invitation for Lucasfilm, heralding the opening of their new Letterman Digital Arts Center in San Francisco’s Presidio, is presented in all its grassy glory {Think lunch on the lawn}.