Friday, December 14, 2007

Party at the "The Parker" Palm Springs!

My client, L. Christensen knew exactly what he had in mind. As a designer himself (architect), he holds great appreciation for uniquely designed spaces such as Mister Parker's, an eccentric restaurant inside The Parker, in Palm Springs. He was planning a birthday party for his wife to be held in this truly unique place, and wanted the invitation to be a reflection of the location. I admit my first digital draft was a bit "non-parkerish", but after a few more words of inspiration from his part - BAM! There it was...Mister Parker's in a box, to be cherished by guests for years to come!

See the Resemblance?
For those of you who have never been inside Mister Parker's, I've included a picture below, taken from their website.

Design Details:
I found some beautiful paper at a scrapbook store which resembled the chandeliers inside the restaurant. Woohoo, lucky day! I used this gorgeous "chandelier pattern" flock-metallic paper, to line the inside of the brown box the invitation would be delivered in.
The invitation itself is multi-layered, displaying the same colorful geometric pattern and metal accents as the chairs inside the dining room. The text portion was printed on white stock with a hot pink trim, to resemble the menus. The focal point was the image of a satyr, which is actually the restaurant's logo, imprinted on the back of their business card.
On the inside of the lid, I added a belt consisting of the same chair pattern, to hold a map to this location. The back of the map was printed with a replica pattern of the restaurant's carpeted floor. The map I created was hand-drawn and colored with color pencil to resemble the existing property map for The Parker hotel.

Thank you, sir!
It was such a pleasure working with Mr. Christensen! This creation wouldn't have came about without his initial vision.

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