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February 2012

Call for Interns!


Are you a typography geek or have a love of letterpress? Elum is looking for creative and detail-oriented interns to assist with typesetting and production at our office in San Diego. Knowledge of Adobe InDesign and Illustrator is required. To apply, please email Amy at Please include a resume and a portfolio.

invitation inspiration – RESTORATION


The Restoration wedding invitation from our Elum Couture Vol. 2 album is a reflection of the revival of vintage and organic elements within an urban setting. This 3 color letterpress wedding invitation utilizes distressed typography that, when paired with subtle floral elements and a rustic textured background, exudes a shabby and (ultra) chic quality that is perfect for the hip couple looking for an invitation with a unique customized feel. Take a look below at the inspiration behind this modern trend-setting design, and check back again for more moods boards coming soon from our custom wedding invitation albums!

invitation inspiration - restoration



custom letterpress invitation: LADIES WHO LUNCH


We recently designed a custom letterpress invitation for the ‘Ladies Who Lunch’  event benefiting the Temple Solel Early Childhood Center in Cardiff-by-the-Sea, CA. We were so delighted to see that our invitation design inspired these amazing cookies that were personalized just for us! We were blown away by the gratitude the women of the Temple showered upon us. It’s this type of response that makes us so thankful to be in this wonderful business. (Not to mention, the cookies were delicious!)

Custom LetterpressCheck out more of our custom letterpress invitation designs for social occasions Here!

PATISSERIE invitation inspiration


Urban meets rustic with the trendsetting ‘Patisserie‘ letterpress wedding invitation suite from our new Umi 2 album. Antique lace inspired artwork is kicked up a notch when paired with bold distressed typography.Fresh and innovative in design, our Patisserie suite is the ultimate letterpress wedding invitation for a hip trend-setting couple.We chose to letterpress this invitation in cool ‘Fog’ gray and bright ‘Mango’ inks which when paired together emphasize this design’s hip and stylish edge.

Take a peek below at the inspiration behind this unique invitation suite, and come back again for more moods boards coming soon from our new Umi 2 album!

letterpress wedding

WATERMARK wedding invitation Featured


We’re flattered that the Impressed Inc blog chose to feature our ‘Watermark‘ wedding invitation in their “White Winter Night” inspiration board. Our Watermark letterpress invitation suite is a modern and minimalist design featuring a dramatic blind debossed ‘watermark’ of the event date.

Click on the link below to view the Impressed Inc blog entry that showcases an array of ideas for a gorgeous monochromatic affair!

watermark wedding invitation

LUXE wedding invitation inspiration


The glamorous Luxe wedding invitation suite from our new Umi 2 album is a spectacular display of light and perspective. This sparkling modern design was inspired by the way light reacts when reflected off of crystal chandeliers. By letterpress printing on textured pearlized metallic paper, we were able to add even more depth to this dazzling and sophisticated invitation. Take a look below at the inspiration behind this elegant design, and check back again for more moods boards coming soon from our new Umi 2 album!

luxe wedding


10 Designers to Watch in 2012


We are excited to announce that Melissa Foster, the Creative Director here at Elum, was featured as one of the ’10 Designers to Watch in 2012′ in the Winter 2012 issue of Stationery Trends magazine! Click on the image of the cover below (or the link) to read her interview.

Designers to Watch

photo credit and interview by: Stationery Trends Magazine