Creative Pick: Rodeo with Rottet invitation card design by Rottet Studio wins 2017 Muse Creative Awards
For an exclusive business development event at the Houston Rodeo, we wanted to create a custom invitation card design that could sit alongside the existing Rottet Studio brand. The ideas are all about elegant, contemporary, and visually clean, while translating the freewheeling spirit of the rodeo.
Company : Rottet Studio
Client : Rottet Studio
Project Title : Rodeo with Rottet
Category : MARKETING BRANDING & DESIGN | Invitation / Greeting Card
Country : United States
To avoid the childish kitsch of many rodeo themes, we devised a playful yet practical alternative. A red cotton bandana conveying the details of this multi-venue event that guests could also wear to the rodeo itself. The resulting hand-drawn and hand-lettered design is both interactive. It encouraging invitees to unfold and rotate the bandana, and also subtly branded, the swirling typography a nod to the company’s Texas roots.
The careful combination of sans serif and rustic typefaces makes this design a tailored deviation from the firm’s standard brand guidelines. Thus, we selected red and tan accent colors to complement the various textural elements. The idea is to preserve the signature Rottet Studio white and grey color palette.
Unfinished wood, recycled paper, and cotton lend an understated ruggedness to the invitation.They’re meant to be touched as much as they are read. The thank you cards feature a variation of the rope lettering, laser-cut onto grey walnut plaques. Finally, the smoky, seared typography on the thank you cards evokes traditional cattle branding irons used in the livestock trade. At the end of the night, guests received custom grey and white cowboy boot cookies with the thank you plaque, wrapped together with natural jute twine as a finishing touch.
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