Name: Margaret Singer & Max Freeman
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Company: Unusually Fine
What do you do? Make beautiful pictures.
What is your aesthetic? Modern sensibility and old-school quality.
How does your studio style convey your professional aesthetic? As artists, we aim to see and to express what is unusual and fine in every person we work with. Our studio is a delicious mixture of the elegant and the oddball.
Favorite part of your studio? We have to say it’s Heather, our golden shark. Otherwise she’ll eat us.
Where do you go for inspiration? Old Hollywood and new sh*t.
What tool do you use in your business that you can’t live without? Diet Coke.
Is there anything you’d upgrade to? A yacht, if Margaret were not aquaphobic.
Anything else we should know? Please drop on by the Shark Tank and say hello. It’s a place where danger is courted, coffee is brewed, and women become outlaws.
[images from Unusually Fine]
I’m takin’ off early this week to play some mini golf and bike around Coney Island with Chad as we finally say goodbye to summer! I thought I’d leave you with some adorable images of Alex & Jeremy’s wedding near my old stomping grounds of Brooklyn Heights…those guys know how to dress, just look at those coordinating bowties! I’ll see you back here on Tuesday bright and early, so enjoy your Labor Day weekend!
[images from Unusually Fine]
I’m really pumped to show off this wedding…you probably know Courtney from her lovely blog, head vs heart, and have definitely seen her invitations all over the place. Their wedding was a plethora of colors, graphics, and quirky details, perfect for this modern couple. I loved every piece of it!
As a pair of graphic designers, Brian and I knew that creating our wedding would be both the most exciting and most challenging project we’ve worked on yet. From the beginning our goals were to make sure that every detail reflected who we are as a couple, to make our guests feel welcome (many of them were traveling long distances) and, of course, to throw a fun party.
The look and feel evolved throughout the process, starting with our Save the DatesInvitations, but we were always going for a look that was type-driven, colorful and modern. And we carried that throughout the whole event from the groomsmen’s socks to the out-of-town gift bags to the cupcake flags. We also added some interactive elements to break the ice—each guest had a personalized button pointing them to their seating assignment, and each table had its own set of buttons as well (Brian painstakingly made 500 of them). This was a huge hit—our friends and family are still talking about it over two months later. and
When all is said and done neither one of us has any idea how much time we spent on all of our wedding projects, but we both agree that it was all absolutely worth it. Though as great as everything turned out, in the end the details aren’t what mattered most. And as I said on head vs. heart, the mental snap shots that will really stick with me are every one get ting down on the dance floor, the Red Sox vs. Yankees cheering (Oh yeah, it happened. All in good fun though), the amazing speeches by our favorite people, and the experience of standing up there on that beautiful day making such huge, meaningful promises to each other.
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