Bar mitzvah invitation. Gold foil on duplexed French paper printed by Studio On Fire. “Transitioning from boyhood to manhood called for a standout design for my son’s bar mitzvah invitation. After Israel’s steadfast commitment to chant the entire Torah portion (the Terumah, meaning ‘gift’). I felt obligated to put some muscle into this momentous occasion as well. For the display font, I chose Crescendo, an elaborate triline custom font I originally designed for the New York Times Magazine. The other highly ornate elements, including a calligraphic bird and colors of gold and blue, reflect the lavish decoration of the tabernacle outlined in the Terumah.” 5 x 7. Typefaces: Crescendo, Glosa.