Cutting Room Floor | Vintage Car Inspired Invitations

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...

Art as Inspiration | Andy Goldsworthy

Meet my current obsession. His name is Andy Goldsworthy. It's no secret that I love art. I believe wedding planners, wedding designers and, in general, all wedding-related people should be looking to art instead of other weddings for their inspiration. This guy...

Why Are There Minimum Quantities for Custom Invitations?

Call me reductionist, but I think it's dumb for a custom stationer to have minimum order quantities for hand-crafted stationery. Here's why they do it The lion's share of the cost of an invitation happens before ink ever meets paper. It's in the design and in ordering...

Music Mondays | Happy Birthday, Ornette

Music Mondays: because life’s better with a soundtrack. Ornette Coleman turns 85 years old today. Happy birthday to the man who gave us The Shape of Jazz to Come. And since Spotify has apparently updated and removed its easy peasy embed options, HERE'S A LINK to this...

Music Mondays | John Hollenbeck Large Ensemble

Music Mondays: because life’s better with a soundtrack. I can't believe I've not yet shared with you the music of one of the most transformational times in my life. It was 2007 and I was in graduate school. I had the opportunity to attend what would wind up being the...

How Much Do Letterpress Wedding Invitations Cost?

First, 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...

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...

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...

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...

The club was opened in August 1978 by Steve Fallon. When the Fallon family bought the corner building in uptown Hoboken with its street-level tavern, Steve Fallon’s sisters Kathryn Jackson Fallon and Anne Fallon Mazzolla along with brother-in-law Mario Mazzola were interested in turning the factory workers’ tavern (General Foods’ Maxwell House Coffee factory was a block away on the Hudson River) into more of a restaurant. The Hoboken band “a” (featuring Glenn Morrow, Richard Barone, Frank Giannini, and Rob Norris; the latter three later forming The Bongos) asked if they could rehearse in an unused back room and play a few gigs in the front for the restaurant’s patrons.

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...

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...

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...

Letterpress Invitations for the American Advertising Awards

  We're pretty excited about this collaboration with Dual Brain. It's the invitations for our local American Advertising Awards (fka ADDY's) gala. If you look closely, you'll see an excellent example of "rewarding the careful observer." Contact us to start your...

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...

Tech and Your Message

(banner image by @creative_tools) This week, I'm meeting with a potential new partner for high-volume 3D printing projects. The technology seems to finally be catching on as a tool in the event industry. It's doing the same in marketing and correspondence. With this...

Music Mondays | Foxing

Music Mondays: because life’s better with a soundtrack. My memory is pretty good. In fact, it's so good it remembers doing things I haven't actually done. My wife can attest to this. Hence my surprise when I realized that I have not yet taken a moment to share with...

Field Notes

One of my favorite graphic designers (Aaron Draplin) created one of the handiest things there is: Field Notes. It is likely that you've heard of the brand of pocket-sized notebooks. If you haven't, they're well-worth a look. It's a product that's well-considered,...

An Exciting Announcement (or two)

It's barely a week into the new year and 2015 is already shaping up to be an incredible one for A Fine Press! There are a few things happening this January that I'm thrilled about, but a couple will have to be for another time. For today, I've got two exciting things...

Music Mondays | Sam Amidon – Lily-O

Music Mondays: because life’s better with a soundtrack.   This winter has been an amazing time of music discovery for me! First, there was my new big band obsession, Mitch Shiner and his BloomingTones and then this "discovery." I'm a big fan of NPR's Tiny Desk...

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