Portrait Illustration Bar Mitzvah Invitation in Navy and Gray.

Portrait illustration by Juli Douglas. Letterpress printing. Pocket folder. Gray, White, Navy blue
Custom order inspired by Real Card Studio's "Taffy" Bar Mitzvah invitation

Bar Mitzvah portrait illustration letterpress printed
Portrait illustration for the front cover of the invitation. By Juli Douglas Illustration for Real Card Studio.
Letterpress printing. Pocket folder. Gray, White, Navy blue

Letterpress printing. Pocket folder. Gray, White, Navy blue
Isn't he a handsome guy? To make this bar mitzvah invitation really special, we worked with Juli Douglas to illustrate this young man's likeness for the cover of his invitations. Having an artist illustrate a portrait commemorating a special occasion has been done for centuries. While a camera certainly renders a more precise image, illustration can be more interpretive, capturing more than just a likeness. This portrait captured some of the boy's old soul.

Inspired by Real Card Studio's "Taffy" invitation, the crisp white, gray and navy colors of this invitation worked beautifully together, to get the clean, classically tailored look they wanted, to exhibit this young man's more conservative personality. But to demonstrate that it wasn't all so serious, for the after party, where this boy would be performing a concert for his guests at The Canyon Club in LA, we added some more casual and fun typesetting to the party card. This popular blocked layout style was just the ticket.

Real Card Studio partnered with Circle the Date in Los Angeles to create this one of a kind Bar Mitzvah invitation. Illustration by Juli Douglas Illustration. Photography by Fresh Outtakes.