You know when a paper is called Cocktail, it’s going to be special. And that is the definitely the case with the Fabriano stock released this past summer and distributed by Legion Paper.
What sets this luxe paper apart? Each of its 12 intense shades — named for an intoxicating concoction — is more than just colorful. What makes these sheets so unusual and innovative is a special pearly treatment on each side. The surface texture is slightly rough, with the pearl effect seeming less intense, generating an understated, elegant yet still heady effect.
Cocktail can be used with letterpress, offset, blind embossing, hot-foil stamping, thermography and screen printing. And, if you order a sample book from Legion here, prepare to be dazzled by the posh slipcovered and cloth-bound match book.
Anyone who knows me knows I love a good narrative, and this book, replete with die-cut trumpet flute showcasing all the shades, does just that with its Night Story.
In it, we follow a young lady throughout a night on the town, from getting ready at 8:30 pm to falling into bed at 4:30. The pages themselves are a bona fide design fantasy, replete with foil blocking, die-cuts, embossing, thermography and offsetting.
Again, you can get a copy for yourself here — and I hope you design something fabulous! With names like White Lady, Mojito, Dorian Gray, Purple Rain, Blue Moon, Mai Tai, Curaçao, Gin Fizz, Daiquiri, Black Russian, Blue Angel or Cuba Libre, it’s bound to be magnificent!