We’ve been working with the awesomest clients on a bespoke wedding, and we just finished these amazing Save the Dates! This one has it all: custom lettering, hand-painted watercolor, letterpress AND foil stamping. Add eggplant-colored enveloped and custom-designed mailing labels, and there you have it. We can’t WAIT to see what we get to make […]
I thought it could be fun to show some process pictures of a recent lettering project I did for a styled wedding shoot: hand lettered gold leaf signs. I start with loose pencil sketches, where I begin to figure out the general layout of the words and letters. Then I move on to tighter brush-marker […]
We have an official addition to the management here at AHWA. My husband, John has taken the leap from background supporter to official partner. He’ll be helping with all aspects of the job, from design to printing to the always fun administrative duties. John, born and raised minutes away from the Atlantic Ocean in South […]
So you got engaged over the holidays? Congratulations! That’s so, so exciting!! If you’re considering And Here We Are for your wedding Save the Dates or Invitations, good news! We’re still accepting bespoke wedding clients for all of 2014. And now until January 31, mention this post for a 10% discount*.
We spent the holidays in Montreal, Canada, and (as usual) I couldn’t help but take about a million pictures of lettering and type that I found all around the city. We spent the majority of our time in the Plateau and Old Montreal neighborhoods, which as you can imagine produced very different types of letters. […]
Happy New Year to all of our And Here We Are friends and family! We spent the week of Christmas to New Year’s in Montreal, practicing French, eating too much and watching the snow fall (and fall, and fall…) while recharging for the year ahead. Now we’re back and ready to tackle 2014! And in […]
For the Holidays this year, we sent out some of our most popular “Merry Happy Jolly Cheer” cards in gold, paired with a green envelope, which was a festive, fun combination that isn’t too holiday-specific. I wanted to give it a little more jazz so I edge painted the cards with a neon yellow. Since […]
Well, it’s officially been one whole year since the launch of And Here We Are. In some ways it feels like so much longer, and in other ways it feels like the time has flown by. I thought it would be fun to do an end-of-year recap of all we’ve done this year- and hopefully […]
In the Type Design program at Cooper Union (Type@Cooper), we have 3 weekend workshops each term. Last weekend I was super excited to get to participate in another hand lettering workshop with the incredible Ken Barber of House Industries- you might recall that I took a Hand Drawn Lettering workshop with him last Fall. This […]
Presenting the 2013 Holiday line! We’ve introduced 4 new cards and 3 gift tag designs– The cards and white “Merry Holidays” tag are all hand lettered and letterpressed on an antique Vandercook proofing press (the other two tags are hand lettered and digitally printed). Be sure to scoop them up in our online shop, or […]
In the Type Design program at Cooper Union (Type@Cooper), we have 3 weekend workshops each term. This weekend was our first: “The Calligraphic Roots of Latin Type” with Cara DiEduardo. Cara is not only a phenomenal calligrapher (she’s been practicing since she was 12), she also is the co-founder of our program. Cara taught us […]
It was such a pleasure to work with Roey Mizrahi Events and Jessica Schmitt Photography recently on a styled shoot at the New York Historical Society’s Caffè Storico. And I am so excited to share some of Jessica’s photos with you! The setting was ah-maz-ing. Not only is the New York Historical Society really beautiful, […]
I just caught the trailer for a new documentary on the Phantom Tollbooth – which is a huge childhood favorite of mine — and I am so excited about this fun collage-y style that they’ve chosen to use. This looks awesome. The Phantom Tollbooth: Beyond Expectations – Official Documentary Trailer from freckless productions on Vimeo.
Over the weekend, John and I finally made it over to Governor’s Island to ride bikes and check out the Fête Paradiso, an awesome collection of vintage 18th- and 19th-century French carnival rides, such as carousels, flying swings and a pipe organ– and just chock-full of amazingly painted letters and characters. All of the workers […]