Kate Mayfield is a writer friend of mine. She has recently completed The Undertaker's Women, a memoir of growing up as the daughter of an undertaker in a small Southern town in America. Far from being dour Kate is bright and funny with a penchant for the gothic that comes more from a fascination of Victoriana and the modern take on the term, than the obvious link to her late father's occupation.
Although she's currently penning a novel Kate has recently been busy with book functions and was feeling the need to get a little card made up with her details on. So we discussed a small run of business cards for the purpose. My only brief was the mini size and possibly the use of illuminated letters for her initials. I drew up the "wrought" K and M from a selection of letters we'd both been looking at and was very pleased with her reaction of complete delight when I showed her. Apparently the ironwork lamp outside her father's funeral parlour looked just like the lettering - which is pure coincidence, but nice. I also like the fact that the cards are rather like a bookmark and can be used as such.
Since the printed cards have arrived I think they've gone down very well with clients and friends. And unable to choose, most people have been taking one of each colour.
|Roughs from the printer|