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ST. LOUIS MAGAZINE - NOVEMBER 2015 November 10 2015
GIFTS GALORE: Presents for every budget
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MIDWEST LIVING - NOVEMBER 2015 ISSUE November 10 2015
Just Our Type: Letterpress Boutiques and Creative Holiday Shopping
Cherokee Street, St. Louis
Cherokee Street, a boulevard of brick storefronts and shade trees, unites a district of diverse personalities. Antique Row, six blocks of shops carrying vintage wares, occupies the eastern half. And integrated into the heart of the city’s Latino community on the western half, boutiques with modern wares teem with STL pride.
Shopping & Dining
Dead Wax Records | Flipping through vinyl in this cozy store feels like perusing a musician friend’s collection. Browse 2,500 LPs across rock, jazz, soul and more, including new releases from local artists. A bust of Hank Williams Sr. watches over the checkout stand. Staff keeps a record playing just loud enough that tunes spill out onto Cherokee. vinylhunt.com
The Firecracker Press | The smell of ink permeates this award-winning printery. A brick wall displays a 15-panel print of the solar system across from a poster of Busch Stadium, and racks display buttons and cards. Owner Eric Woods founded Firecracker in 2002 to unite his graphic design work and interest in craftsmanship under one roof. firecrackerpress.com
The Mud House | Beans from Midwestern roasteries (like Blueprint Coffee in St. Louis and Madcap Coffee in Grand Rapids, Michigan) get the pour-over treatment; the menu also features an extensive list of espresso drinks, teas and served-all-day from-scratch breakfast. themudhousestl.com
Retro 101/Cherry Bomb Vintage | Throwback clothing and decor span two floors and most of the 20th century in this store, named the city’s vintage retailer of the year by St. Louis Magazine. Cocktail dresses, hats and coats from a bygone era fill the first floor. The basement stocks midcentury furnishings: Think Danish chairs, mod lanterns and bowls of wooden fruit. cherokeeantiquerow.com
STL-Style | Graphics with retro flair adorn made-to-order shirts lauding St. Louis (“You can’t spell style without STL”) and its suburbs (“Life is good in Maplewood”). The shop’s stage provides a platform for events, such as rockconcerts, burlesque shows and political forums. stl-style.com
Original article here: http://www.midwestliving.com/travel/around-the-region/just-our-type-letterpress-boutiques-and-creative-holiday-shopping/page/0/2/
Click for article: Local Stationery Company Firecracker Press Wins Best New Product Award at the National Stationary Show in New York - St. Louis Magazine, June 12, 2015
PRESS RELEASE: BEST NEW PRODUCT AWARD WINNERS May 28 2015
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THE FIRECRACKER PRESS WINS BEST NEW PRODUCT AWARD
The Firecracker Press walks away from the National Stationery Show as a standout among many.
SAINT LOUIS, May 29, 2015 The Firecracker Press returned from the National Stationery Show (NSS) in New York City with the distinction of winning “Best New Product”.
NSS attracts an internationally diverse group of buyers from “big box” retailers and department stores, to brick-brick-and-mortar boutiques, and online/mail-order sellers. Each year show organizers invite exhibitors to submit products that are new to the market. Four stationery trade and consumer editors judged nearly six hundred product submissions. Eric Woods, owner stated “there were a total of eight categories, and we were eligible to submit products in four of the eight categories. Since it was our first year exhibiting, we were happy to have been finalists in each of the four categories we entered. The win in the “Paper Love” category was a welcome surprise and we’re thrilled!”
Judges considered innovative product design or concept, how the product answers an industry need, and aesthetic appeal in determining winners. Judges are also looking for creative use of materials and products that have the greatest consumer appeal. The Firecracker Press entered “Moon”, a five-color letterpress greeting card that was printed using hand-carved woodcuts. “The “Moon” card proved to be an attention getter and was a top seller for us at the NSS Show”, stated Missy Knight, Business Manager. The eight award winners, as well as finalists from each category, were showcased in a dedicated area at the show, and winners received glass trophies to recognize their achievement.
“Moon” as well as fifty-eight new products are available for both wholesale and retail purchase at FirecrackerPress.com.
For related photos, or more information about The Firecracker Press, please contact Missy Knight at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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THE FUTURE HISTORY OF ST. LOUIS February 20 2015
We are honored to be a part of the Missouri History Museum's "Future History of St. Louis" series. Below is a video they produced over several months of visits & interviews.