Yeah! The day is finally here! We've had a whole collection of new equipment ready for delivery since just after Thanksgiving but given the MN weather, delivery has been delayed week after week. Finally, the roads are clear enough to transport a few tons of iron from one shop to another. We've got a new Kluge, a new cutter, an extra 8ft work top, and half horse motor for the Damon & Peets and some much needed dust bags for some of the equipment. With all the new stuff coming in, we'll be posting a few old items for sale in the next week. Check the MN Craigslist and Briarpress for listings.
We recently finished an invitation order for the Peterson wedding. The bride and groom came in with the brides mother. The four of us sat down over a coffee and notepad where we discussed their particularly stylish taste unlike anything we had ever really attempted before.
The couple expressed their adoration for the traditional calligraphy/script type style however it was obvious that the two of them were a little more daring than leaving it at that. They continued to tell me about the ceremony being held at the super cool Gold Medal Flour building in Minneapolis, MN. I had recently been looking at pictures of the giant sign still mounted to the top of the roof so I was quite familiar with the allure of the building. The Petersons wanted to somehow incorporate the building into the invitation suite but do it tastefully.
After some back and forth we came up with the pictured design. We combined a blind emboss (no-ink) with an elegant script in formal black. At first glance, the invitees would not quite notice the full-bleed Gold Medal Flour sign quietly slipped in behind the script text. Also, if you lay each piece down on the table, the pieces reassemble like a puzzle to reveal one large sign which runs the width of both the invite, rsvp, and tidbit card. This was by far one of our most fun designs of the year. Thanks so much to the Petersons for being so daring. xoxo - DJL
Dick and Jane Letterpress is excited to announce that some of our letterpress work is going to be in the next issue of Minnesota Bride Magazine! We were recently invited by the gang at MN Bride to be included in their next edition's wedding invitations article. Dick and Jane Letterpress will grace the pages alongside the areas best work and top invitation suppliers.
It's true what they say... Minnesotans really are the nicest people you'll ever meet! Much thanks, love and appreciation to Mary O'Regan and the rest of the people at Tiger Oak Publications and Minnesota Brides Magazine.
xo - DJL
As promised, Dick and Jane attended last nights Minnesota Association of Bridal Consultants first 2009 gathering. We are pleased to report; What a blast! Everyone was super friendly, an outstanding turn-out, snacks and deserts were supplied by Pracna on Main and Jessica's Cakes. Cheri was an absolute doll as were all the attendees. I even had a moment to chat with Jessica (of Jessica's Cakes) a bit more as we are both contributing to the Duel of the Design, hosted by the Style Laboratory.
One of the hot topics that came up a lot last night revolved around social networking, web development, marketing and blogging. I tried my best to offer up some kind of a general understanding throughout the evening. I only hope I wasn't super confusing?!?! Blogging is a common occurrence for us at Dick and Jane. We just really enjoy sharing the day-to-day developments like last nights (ABC) Association of Bridal Consultants MN gathering. Brides considering a planner? - check out the planner and vendor listings at http://www.bridalassn.com/
xo - D&J
Thanks again everyone for the wonderful evening