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Feb 28 2015

How Much Do Letterpress Wedding Invitations Cost?

A Little History A lot has changed in the world of letterpress printing. Presses that were once the center of every print shop in America suffered neglect and were often scrapped in the name of progress. New, more efficient technologies replaced them. Then, sometime in the last decade, our tastes changed and these beautiful old machines found a new home. The mechanisms that were once used to deliver a "kiss" print were perfect for sculpting texture...

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Feb 27 2015

What #TheDress Has To Do With Your Wedding

It hasn't even been 24 hours and the western world is already drawing battle lines.Are you team #BlackAndBlue or team #GoldAndWhite?My own house is divided, with me firmly in the #BlackAndBlue camp while my wife has seen it both ways. It's kind of crazy. And really stinking cool.I think a lesson to take from this is that lighting can strongly affect the perception of color. Nowhere is this more apparent to me than in the...

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Music Mondays | Clark Terry

Music Mondays: because life’s better with a soundtrack.We're at a time in history where the great musicians of my favorite art form are passing with some regularity.Last week, we lost a titan.Clark Terry "has joined the big band in heaven where he'll be singing and playing with the angels."He was a member of the Ellington and Basie bands and was on the bandstand for some of the great hits in jazz history.A fan favorite was...

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Feb 18 2015

Cutting Room Floor | Stereoscopes

Cutting Room Floor is a chance for you to peek behind the curtain and see the ideas that, for whatever reason, never made it into being. It’s an opportunity to see just how we’re willing to dream for our clients. They’re ideas we’d really love to see produced. Feel free to take these ideas and run. Of course, we’d love to make them for the right client. Is it you?I love antiquated technology. It's a great way...

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Feb 17 2015

Hand-Cancelled Postage for Your Wedding Invitations

There are some couples for whom sending out printed invitations is a necessary burden (even a few who opt not to at all). There are some couples that can find the perfect pre-designed invitation (like our Humble Beginnings line). Then there are some couples who need to have a custom made invitation to tie in perfectly with their wedding.And then...

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Feb 13 2015

Stuff You Should Be Hip To | House Industries

Quick! Name a type foundry!"What the deuce is a type foundry?" you ask.Right - Unless you're a designer, you probably have no idea who is behind all the cool fonts (read: not papyrus) on the stuff you love to look at. You probably didn't even know that fonts used to be made out of metal and were actually cast at an actual foundry.That's OK. You'd be a total nerd if you knew that.The thing is: House Industries...

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Feb 11 2015

Cutting Room Floor | Heavy Metal

Cutting Room Floor is a chance for you to peek behind the curtain and see the ideas that, for whatever reason, never made it into being. It’s an opportunity to see just how we’re willing to dream for our clients. They’re ideas we’d really love to see produced. Feel free to take these ideas and run. Of course, we’d love to make them for the right client. Is it you?I recently sent a couple a proposal for...

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Feb 04 2015

Cutting Room Floor | Fabric Label Cards

Cutting Room Floor is a chance for you to peek behind the curtain and see the ideas that, for whatever reason, never made it into being. It's an opportunity to see just how we're willing to dream for our clients. They're ideas we'd really love to see produced. Feel free to take these ideas and run. Of course, we'd love to make them for the right client. Is it you?This one would be great for an apparel-related...

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