This is How We Do It

OK, so it's not how we do all of it. But here's a sneak peek into the production of a letterpress wedding invitation. Letterpress projects tend to be fairly straight-forward in the shop. Pick the paper, pick the colors, order the supplies and print. When we add more...

There’s No Such Thing as Thinking Too Big

Last week, one of my favorite stationers called me out of the blue. It was a wonderful surprise. I'd like to tell you that I'm always chatting it up with my friends in the industry. The truth is, aside from a couple close friends (and facebook group discussions), I...

On the Importance of Family

What's your relationship with time? Are you one of those people who feels like it's moving waaaay too fast or are you in the "embrace the moment" camp? I'd like to think of myself as being pretty good at experiencing the moment I'm in and sponging up as much as I can...

On Rituals

Sometimes I consider how much of the ritual of daily life has been lost to progress. The filling of a fountain pen. The honing of a razor. Watching the evening news. Is this the future we were promised? Those rituals provided the rhythm of life. Moments to pause and...

A Note About Thank You Notes

Much has been written about the power of thank you notes. And, with some thanks to Jimmy Fallon, the art of gratitude (however tongue-in-cheek it may be) is at least in the peripheral conscious of the world today. However, there's a fairly nefarious trend in "written"...

Sexy Design Isn’t Enough

It's easy to talk about the race to the bottom. Peter Shankman asserts that all you have to do is suck less than the competition to get ahead. And if you've encountered a bank or airline in the last year, you likely agree. But there's a counter to that. Thanks to the...

Show Me Your Bedroom

Want to know the key to having a truly personal wedding? Show me your house. Whether it's a personal tour or simply a few snapshots, showing me your bedroom, living room and kitchen will do more to illuminate your personal style than a thousand pins on your "my style"...

One Key to a Memorable Business Card

I'm working with a photographer. She's pretty incredible. Like a lot of creative people, she excels in several areas of focus. One area that I find particularly fascinating is in the world of travel-photo-training. She teaches people how to take better travel photos...

Luxury Weddings Planners: Danielle Couick of Magnolia Bluebird

I can't tell you what a joy it is to know Danielle Couick. She's the powerhouse behind Magnolia Bluebird in Washington, DC. Danielle's got incredible taste and a knack for clear, helpful communication that makes working with her great. She's also an East-coast...

Luxury Weddings Planners: Firefly Events

Have you seen Harper's Bazaar's Little Black Book? It's an incredible who's who of luxury wedding planners across the continent. And it just so happens that a few of my favorites are on this incredible list. With the most recent iteration just recently being revealed,...

Luxury Weddings Planners: Lindsay Sims of TOAST Events

One of the great things about the wedding industry is the people who make it so incredible. One of them is Lindsay Sims. She and her TOAST Events team craft some of the most beautiful, meaningful weddings in the South. I had the opportunity to talk with Lindsay about...

Wedding Inspiration: Luxury Rustic

Trends come and go. Style lasts forever. For a brief period of time, rustic weddings were all the rage. Typewriters and mason jars adorned the reception tables of a thousand suburban couples. And, just like that, it was over. I find that true beauty and style comes...

Newly Engaged? Meet my Favorite Luxury Wedding Planners

It's the most wonderful time of the year! Not only is it chock full of wonderful holidays, but it's also the time when lovers well up with bravery and propose to their dearest. If you're here because you're newly engaged, let me first say... Congratulations! Even if...

You be you!

So, you're getting married? Do you and your fiance have personalities? Great! Your guests want to see them! I had the incredible opportunity to sit down with Jessie Stehlik of Foto Bohemia and talk unique weddings through the lense of invitations. This is a...

The power of paper

It's not what you expect. This guy made a table saw blade from a sheet of paper! Can you imagine the papercut from that‽ Yikes!  

The The future of Wedding Calligraphy

We've seen calligraphy change a lot over the last few years. I first encountered what you might call "modern calligraphy" through the work of Mara Zepeda of Neither Snow. It's beautiful. And it's everywhere. And, while it's beautiful and has its place, I'm interested...

Show City Pride with your Wedding Invitations

Got major city pride? Love the place you live? Want to celebrate your hometown while you celebrate your nuptials? Let's do what Raubdruckerin do and do a  little found-object printing as a part of your wedding invitation suite! [gallery size="medium"...

How (not) to Start a Relationship With Your Letterpress Printer

Maybe I'm just hanging out with the wrong people. I hope that's all it is. It's a product of youth and inexperience, but I'm seeing it creep into more seasoned designers, too. Creatives who've forgotten the golden rule. [bctt tweet="Value the work of other creatives...

CMYK Letterpress Postcard Save the Dates

There's not much more "vintage" than a 600-year-old technology. One of my favorite things about letterpress printing is its versatility - depending on the design, it can feel very vintage or downright futuristic. The reason letterpress is still around (aside from the...

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