Sunday, January 17, 2016

A Day in Franklin...

There is so much to do and see in the Nashville area. Just to the south lies one of Middle Tennessee’s most charming gems. Franklin Tennessee is where small-town charm and big-city sophistication meet. Since we now have new poster designs featuring Franklin, the designers decided to show you around town.

Downtown Franklin . . .
Visit downtown Franklin for great shopping and dining in a relaxing small-town atmosphere. During your visit you can also see many Civil War historical markers and related landmarks. Franklin has a wide variety of shops to choose from, including trendy boutiques and locally owned shops with hand-made products.

Also . . .
While your downtown be sure to check out Landmark Booksellers – it's located on Main Street and the building actually dates back to the 1820's. It's a fantastic place to browse vintage magazines and books.

The Factory . . .
The Factory at Franklin has an interesting atmosphere for shopping and dining. Built in 1929 this renovated factory building is a great place to shop, dine, or just relax with the family. With everything from a wedding shop to kids pottery classes, there is something for everyone!

Before leaving The Factory be sure to go eat at the Boxwood Bistro. Housed in the old payroll office of The Factory, this American bistro puts a local spin on its delicious dishes. 

As you can tell it's really good! 

The Franklin Theatre . . . 
The Historic Franklin Theater is the heart of Main Street, and was established in 1937 – admission was 25 cents! Located in downtown Franklin, the newly renovated theatre now has movies, plays and live music, making it a great place to end your day or cool off. (It was the communities first air-conditioned building in 1938.)

10th Anniversary Spirit of Nashville Coffee Table Book

It’s hard to believe that we have been creating Music City poster art for over 10 years now! It all started out as a way for us to showcase our hometown to our clients and friends from other places. Back then, folks from New York and L.A. didn’t know how cool Nashville really was—so we started creating a virtual tour of our city as seen through original illustrated posters. Every year since 2005, we've added between 6 and 16 new designs, each celebrating history and landmarks, music and melody, fabulous foods and flavors, and a wide array of subjects that depicted our rich and diverse culture. Once we had a large collection of poster art, we went to the Metro Archives to dig for historic photos. Then we show our own color photography, gathered stories and quotes from lots of interesting people, and we put together a one-of-a-kind book—a visual love letter to our city.

The book was a smashing success when it was published, and it continues to be a favorite gift for all occasions—it’s the perfect present for a client, or someone who has just moved to town. It is often used by brides as a guest signature book for weddings with a Music City theme. It is the first thing you’ll see on the coffee table in waiting rooms and lobbies all over town. And of course, it is a very popular gift for birthdays, Father’s Day, graduation, and anniversaries.

If you don’t have a copy of this beautiful hardcover book, you shouldn’t wait too much longer to get a copy. This special 10th Anniversary Edition is in limited supply. You can purchase it on our site while supplies last!

People often ask us if we plan to keep creating new Spirit of Nashville poster art. The answer is YES! Each time we experience a Music City Moment, we want to immortalize in art. There are so many themes we still have not covered. Our ready-to-frame prints come in 2 standard frame sizes: 11x14 and 18x24, and they are printed with pride in Nashville on gallery-grade paper. If you haven’t browsed the entire print collection lately, you'll be pleased to see some new designs. See them all in our print gallery.