Black, White, Red and Silver Name Jumble Bar Mitzvah Invitation


Letterpress printing, typography, black and white
Real Card Studio's oft-imitated "name jumble" for stationery and invitations

Salt & Pepper, times roman, letterpress printing, black ink, red, silver on white
Crisp white invitation with black letterpress printing pops on silver, red and black layers.



black white red circles pattern
Custom envelope liners on the reply, stationery and invitation envelopes.

Black White Red Silver, letterpress, masculine
Handsome bar mitzvah invitation suite, including a 12x12" letterpress printed sign
Black and white deserves it's reputation for being the ultimate combination representing class adn style. A hint of red and silver, all the better. This client took our Salt & Pepper design, and really kicked it up a couple of notches. Adding two layers of colored paper behind the tag mounted to the cover of this pocket folder invitation, the very thin peeks of red and silver add interest and heft. (And who doesn't love the feel of a thick, heavy invitation?

The slivers of color are repeated in the pocket-- my favorite way to add a pop of color to a pocket full of cards is to add a contrasting reply envelope peeking out from behind the response card. Custom liners digitally printed in black, red and white add polish to the envelopes.

The type treatment on this name, which I've been calling a "name jumble", is by far the most popular design element Real Card Studio has ever introduced. We've done it countless ways since we launched the Salt & Pepper Bar Mitvzah invitation in 2006. It's so popular, I frequently see it imitated. (Just this week one popped up in a photo about great gobos on Mitzvah Market.) A love of puzzles keeps this layout a fun challenge with every new name jumble we custom design.

A fantastic finish for this bar mitzvah invitation project, the client loved their name jumble so much, they had us letterpress print a giant version of the tag to keep and frame.


Real Card Studio worked with Folio in Larkspur, CA to create this gorgeous, contemporary and masculine pocket folder invitation.