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Business Info

Business Name

Grub Street

What do you do?

Grub Street is one of the largest independent centers for creative writing in the United States.

Our mission is to be an innovative, rigorous, and welcoming community for writers who together create their best work, find audience, and elevate the literary arts for all.

We accomplish this by offering the highest quality classes and services for writers at all stages of development, by educating writers through the entire writing process from inspiration to publication and promotion, by putting a premium on teaching excellence, by welcoming as many writers as possible through generous scholarships and free outreach programming, by creating fulfilling employment for writers, by connecting people and ideas through writing, and by empowering writers to fully embrace new opportunities ushered in by the digital age.

How many pages of print design do you need?

3 pages plus envelopes (save-the-date, main invitation, RSVP card)

List the size requirement(s) for your print design

Main invitation: 5" x 7" with corresponding envelope
RSVP card: Flat size - 3 1/2" x 4 7/8" with corresponding envelope
Also need a digital image to be sent as save-the-date

Target Audience

What is your industry?

arts and culture, literary non-profit

Describe the target audience for your print design

This invitation will be for an intimate event for our high-end donors. They'll be invited to a swanky party at a lavish home in downtown Boston, where they'll hear readings from three authors (a similar event in the past featured Robert Pinsky, former Poet Laureate).

What 3 things would you like to communicate to your audience through your print design?

Elegance: This invitation is for our swankiest event of the year.
Intimacy: This party is small and only for our VIP donors.
Fun/Funkiness: While it's an elegant night, we're still a cool community writing organization. We'd love to incorporate some element of fun into the invite so that it doesn't seem boring.

Style and Concept

What print design styles do you like?

--Modern takes on art deco styles (we sort of like this, especially the fonts: http://www.paper-source.com/cgi-bin/pape...
--Elegant invites with vintage feel: http://www.paper-source.com/cgi-bin/pape...

What colors do you want to see in your print design?

Red and black are the colors of our logo and website, so that would be ideal.

What colors do you NOT want to see in your print design?

Pastels, anything too wedding-y

What adjectives should best describe your print design?

Bold, elegant, intimate, fun, funky, vintage, glamorous

How will you use the print design?

The design will be for a small fundraiser in late September. We'll also put it on our website and send out a digital version of the file to possible invitees. We have InDesign and would like to receive packaged indesign files, along with all fonts, so that we can make changes to text in-house.

What content must be included in the print design?

--date and time
--names of author presenters
--our organization name: Grub Street



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