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An invitation card design based on the traditional Sri Lankan Sesatha; made entirely on Illustrator and later rasterized for production. This was done for my friend Hasitha on his wedding and homecoming; two invitation cards based on the same design since the norm amongst Sri Lankans to have two cards for the different events with similar designs. Hasitha followed a very traditional theme for his wedding; he had the Sesatha card design in his mind from the very beginning. It also integrated well with the other elements.
The wedding invitation card and the homecoming invitation card together.
The wedding invitation card flip opened. Inner sides of the card written in Sinhala script.
It took me about three months to complete the design. This is entirely done in Illustrator and has no raster elements to bleed. The base for the card was done in wood and painted to glue to the two sides of the card. The card flip opened to show the invitation text inside the fold.
I looked at many Sesatha designs before attempting to do one on my own. Most real designs were not eye-catching and the elements that made the Sesatha looked oddly put together. Then the design on the 2000 rupee note caught my attention and this was heavily inspired by that.