Order of Merlin

The Order of Merlin stationary grew out of my need for a story behind my Hogwarts crate (more on that in another post).  I wanted the crate’s contents to have been studied and passed around, and the Order of Merlin (Dumbledore was Order of Merlin, First Class) fit the bill nicely.  I was in an extreme hurry, wanting to get the packaged shipped before the weekend, but I’m relatively happy with the results.

My main inspiration was this sign in Chicago:

Oliver Typewriter Co.

I found a font I liked from Letterhead font (tons of great fonts).  I played around with their clouds tutorial and created two logos:


I ended up going with the simpler second one.  Since I was going to print the logo yellow paper I changed the logo to blue to make it pop off the page.

Order of Merlin

Here’s how the final piece looked:

Order of Merlin letter

You can download the stationary here.  Of course, it is made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported License.