Sneak Peek: Minyi & Brian {Save the Date}

Posted on Apr 7, 2014 in Sneak Peeks, Studio, Wedding
Sneak Peek: Minyi & Brian {Save the Date}

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 […]

Local Letters: Lisbon Edition

Posted on Mar 19, 2014 in Found Letters, Go + See, Inspiration
Local Letters: Lisbon Edition

In 2011, we spent our honeymoon in Lisbon, Portugal, and then the Algarves in South Portugal. I was recently digging around in the photos from our trip and realized that I have a treasure trove of typography snaps that I’ve never shared.

Process: Gold Leaf Lettering, from Concept to Finish

Posted on Mar 1, 2014 in Studio, Wedding
Process: Gold Leaf Lettering, from Concept to Finish

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 […]

Sneak Peek: Kings County Distillery

Posted on Feb 6, 2014 in Found Letters, Sneak Peeks, Studio
Sneak Peek: Kings County Distillery

Here’s a peek at a signage project we’re working on for a styled shoot at King’s County Distillery next week!

Welcome, John

Posted on Jan 30, 2014 in News + Press, Studio
Welcome, John

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 […]

Engagement Season is Upon Us

Posted on Jan 6, 2014 in News + Press, Studio, Wedding
Engagement Season is Upon Us

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*.

Local Letters: Montreal Edition

Posted on Jan 5, 2014 in Found Letters, Go + See, Inspiration
Local Letters: Montreal Edition

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. […]

Hello 2014!

Posted on Jan 2, 2014 in Found Letters, Go + See, Holiday, News + Press, Studio
Hello 2014!

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 […]

Holiday Mailer 2013

Posted on Dec 18, 2013 in Found Letters, Holiday, Studio
Holiday Mailer 2013

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 […]

Happy Birthday… To Us!

Posted on Nov 27, 2013 in News + Press, Studio
Happy Birthday… To Us!

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 […]

Hand Drawn Script Lettering with Ken Barber

Posted on Nov 4, 2013 in Found Letters
Hand Drawn Script Lettering with Ken Barber

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 […]

We’re on Oh So Beautiful Paper today

Posted on Oct 28, 2013 in News + Press
We’re on Oh So Beautiful Paper today

Check us out on Oh So Beautiful Paper today!

Holiday 2013 is Here!

Posted on Oct 22, 2013 in Found Letters, Holiday, Sneak Peeks, Studio
Holiday 2013 is Here!

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 […]

Calligraphic Roots with Cara DiEduardo

Posted on Oct 7, 2013 in Found Letters
Calligraphic Roots with Cara DiEduardo

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 […]

Italy Meets New York

Posted on Oct 2, 2013 in News + Press, Studio, Wedding
Italy Meets New York

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, […]

Thinking of You

Posted on Sep 25, 2013 in Found Letters, Sneak Peeks, Studio
Thinking of You

A dear friend of ours has been battling cancer for some time now, so I decided that I’m going to make a letterpress print in his honor and donate any profits it makes to his YouCaring fundraising page.

Childhood Heroes

Posted on Sep 8, 2013 in Art & Design, Inspiration
Childhood Heroes

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.

Fête Paradiso on Governor’s Island

Posted on Sep 4, 2013 in Found Letters, Go + See, Inspiration
Fête Paradiso on Governor’s Island

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 […]

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