2.12.13

The Mapping of Letterpress

Map: a visual representation of an area, a symbolic representation of elements in space. Maps have been used for thousands of years to communicate, orient, teach, and to illuminate. In letterpress and design, maps offer a fabulous blend of lines, shapes, symbols, density, and negative space to play [...] Read More
12.19.12

Home & Hartford Prints!

via pink wallpaper DRAWING Growing up in the West End of Hartford, we three sisters have a pretty clear house obsession. Our neighborhood is full of grand old Victorian homes with beautiful porches, shutters, columns, woodwork detailing, stained glass, and the like. With so many beautiful styles, it[...] Read More
11.27.12

11.27.12 | The Language of Typography

The art of good typography is at the core of our design process. Often, we have clients who express strong feelings about certain fonts, but cannot verbalize what it is about the lettering they love or hate. Today’s blog post is a basic education in the language of typography. So the next time[...] Read More
11.12.12

MONDAY | Life’s A Picnic

Recently, we’ve been really into the idea of transforming engagement photo shoots into something more dynamic and fun! Some couples want something more out of the experience. But how do you spice it up, make it original, and show your style? We love the concept of announcing your engagement to[...] Read More
11.6.12

TUESDAY | Vintage Love

A recent, and we must say lovely, trend in invitation design is the use of vintage stamps to create a colorful and graphic statement. The right combination of colors, shapes, and sizes of vintage stamps creates a gorgeous and unique aesthetic that, combined with elegant calligraphy, turns your envel[...] Read More
11.5.12

MONDAY | Singular Rings

New beginnings… a novel week, a fresh start, revived hope, and renewed love. We’re thinking outside the box this Monday about love’s metallic incarnations. White gold and white diamonds might not ever be passé, but maybe you find yourself wishing for something more… you? He[...] Read More
10.30.12

INSPIRE | Stamp of Approval

We all want to find a way to leave our mark on the world and what better way than a personalized rubber stamp? From return addresses to off-beat designs, rubber stamps are an inexpensive, nostalgic way to make paper your own. The upside? You’ll get to keep them forever! From Em-Press Design, w[...] Read More
10.29.12

MONDAY | Engagement shoots

Love is styled and imagined so many different ways. For an untraditional couple looking to take engagement photos, the fear is often that the pictures will convey a staleness and awkwardness in front of the camera. Sometimes, the unease can be alleviated by the best photographers, but sometimes it m[...] Read More
10.29.12

Fresh Print

via designlovefest The sisters of Hartford Prints! have been busy adding new trades to our toolboxes. We are so excited however, after a brief hiatus, to get back into the blogosphere! Our daily postings will follow an editorial calendar, bringing together all the things we love, like, pin, tweet, a[...] Read More

Modern Romance

Hold onto your hats, people – this is about to be one massively amazing blog post! Awhile back, our lovely friends Mai and Ek got engaged. You might remember Ek from our post, “The Paper Makes the Man.” If so, you’ll recall that Ek is an impeccably stylish guy with pretty a[...] Read More