We’re in a back to school mood over here at the MaeMae studio. Crisp looseleaf, pink pearl erasers, the smell of a new 164-box of Crayolas… we love all that good stuff. As adults, we’ve also come to crave a uniform of sorts, a wardrobe of staples to mix and match and always feel awesome in. The number one staple that comes to mind is a perfectly tailored blazer. And we definitely know where to get one—at Two Penny Blue, the epitome of feel-good sophistication. Marie Whitney, founder of Two Penny Blue, came to us in 2012 for new branding for her apparel company know for it’s line of luxury jackets and blazers. The blazers are made in the U.S. and for each blazer sold, a school uniform is donated to a girl in need in Africa. So pretty much, Two Penny Blue is an all-around amazing company and we were thrilled to produce their branding.
Imagine this ethereal mood board translating (quite literally) into a website. Awesome, right? Well it’s real life and it’s happening soon! Cosmo Muse, the brain-child of our fabulous client Allie, is an inspired lifestyle blog where you can find your daily horoscope amongst other posts inspired by the stars. We can’t wait for the site to launch and we’ll let you know as soon as it does.
We’re so excited to share the newly launched June & Jae website. Working with photographer, Quyen, on her new branding was an absolute joy and the result is something we are very proud of here at MaeMae. Stay tuned for a more detailed post showing the full depth of the redesign, but for now head over to juneandjae.com to check out Quyen’s beautiful photography.
P.S. Calling all Colorado ladies—June & Jae will be in your area with photo session availability at the end of August. Lucky you!
Our friends over at Minnesota Bride recently featured a hyper-custom suite we designed for a couple marrying at the famed Smog Shoppe venue in LA. Industrial, clever and totally fun—this custom suite was as exciting to design as it was for guests to find in their mailbox. At the couple's request, we took a cue from their super cool venue, combining layers upon layers of texture (think custom kraft wrapping paper, charcoal letterpress, a three-dimensional box holding an etched metal invitation, die-cut stickers, stamp overlays) with a clean, muted palette and pops of playful, bright red. Chris and Amber are such a fun couple and we made sure their personalities shined through the playful wording and text. The overall result—a wedding suite that's slightly outside the box (ba-dum-bum!) and totally in-line with the couple's awesome celebration.
We’re excited to be working with a new branding client and lovely wedding photographer. Her direction is fresh and cool and weighted in old-world elegance. It’s soothing and invigorating at the same time.
Isn't that floral wallpaper amazing!? We are really excited about some floral and French Chinoiserie designs we are working on for the new wedding collection.
- Team MaeMae
Lori and I just finished up some new designs for one of our fav clients who is a witty writer and tasteful curator. We recently starting implementing a new delivery method for proofs. We wanted to make sure we were there (whether physical here in the studio or via Skype/phone) to walk our client through the designs to give explanations about decisions made and field any initial questions. This helps us get to the good and relevant edits so much faster and builds such a stronger relationship between us and our clients. Looking forward to our first meeting tomorrow to show off these new ideas!
Just a few months back, the MaeMae team moved out of Megan's downtown Minneapolis apartment into a new studio just a few blocks away. Since then we've had fun sharing the decorating progress (as you can see here, here and here), and are now thrilled to be able to show off the new space in it's entirety thanks to the recent issue of Mpls St Paul Magazine! Check out the article for more photos (AND for bonus shots of Megan's apartment - seriously so good).
Thanks Mpls St Paul Magazine (and Wing Ta for the photos)!
Don't forget! Friday, May 30 is the last day to order from the MaeMae collection and receive our 20% Month of Mae discount! Send us a message over on the contact page to get the process started!
As I am sure you have noted throughout the six year history of MaeMae we have founded our design style on the nontraditional. This past year I have been so intrigued by how to make classic and traditional wedding stationery with the “MaeMae Flair” and found working with Fran (mother of the bride) and Bridget (bride) such a refreshing entry into this world.
Bridget is from Rochester, MN and is marrying Andrew in beautiful Park City, Utah. My favorite element from this suite is the folded map. I love showing the guests all of the unique things that will be surrounding them as they visit a new place. My husband is from Salt Lake and so I’ve also enjoyed the gorgeous surrounds of Park City and can’t wait to see Bridget and Andrew’s photos!!