Jessica Hische & Cranky Pressman: Letterpress Notecards

In her quest for tangible correspondence which we deeply appreciate here, Jessica Hische designed her new stationary which was printed in 2 colors by the Cranky Pressman. Beautiful as always.


Best Made Company: Vintage Maps

Peter Buchanan-Smith at the Best Made Company, recently featured in the New York Times for their beautiful hand made axes, has released a series of wood block prints using vintage maps. The prints are beautiful but unfortunately sold out. They are releasing more this month and we will be sure to post an update. In the meantime, browse all of their lovely products here.


Carli Dottore: My Pal Sal Letterpress Wine Labels

Letterpress wine labels and bags designed and printed for Sal Dottore by Carli Dottore. Both the bags and labels were letterpressed on a Vandercook Universal I Proof Press at the Type High Press on the Kent State University campus using both wood type and custom linotype. See more of Carli’s letterpress & design goodness on her portfolio.


Levi’s Workshop: Letterpress Printing

For 8 weeks, starting July 1st, these Levi’s Workshops are places for creation, inspiration, and collaboration. Located in San Francisco’s iconic Mission District at 580 Valencia Street, Levi’s has opened up a community print shop and will be teaching classes on classic Vandercook and Chandler & Price letterpresses, setting type and screen printing. See a list of upcoming events here.


Cranky Pressman: Jessica Hische’s Daily Drop Cap Cards

Beautifully designed Daily Drop Cap letterpress business cards by Jessica Hische printed by the notorious Cranky Pressman. Printed in 2 colors, a black and warm red, on Crane’s Lettra 220 lbs. paper finished with edge painting. Lovely.


Douglas Wilson: Polaroid

New “Polaroid” letterpress print by Douglas Wilson. Printed with his Vandercook using polymer plates on 8.5 x 11″ dark gray paper. The size of the Polaroid in the poster is exactly double that of a regular Polaroid. The limited edition of 250 are signed by Douglas and available at the Keep Calm Gallery for £20.00.


Genghis Kern: Dia de los Muertos Letterpress Poster

New letterpress poster titled Dia de los Muertos printed by Denver based letterpress printer, Genghis Kern and illustrated by Shaw Nielsen. The beautiful 2-color poster was printed on an Asbern Proof Press. You can buy one from Shaw Nielsen at his store for only $35.


Dan Funderburgh: Chinatown Flat Ball

Brooklyn based artist and wallpaper designer Dan Funderburgh released a beautiful two color screen print & letterpress combination poster. Printed on Crane’s Lettra paper at 16.5″ x 24.5″ Prints are signed and numbered by Dan and are only available in an edition of 75. Buy one at Arkitip for $75.


Studio On Fire: We Like Small Business Cards

New letterpress business cards by Studio On Fire for the interactive, anti-agency out of Salt Lake City, Welikesmall. 2 color (1 blind deboss) with edge painting.


Cranky Pressman: AIGA Cleveland Cranky Camp

On 3.27.2010, AIGA Cleveland and Cranky Pressman held Cranky Camp. Cranky Camp is a 6 hour letterpress printing workshop where visitors are allowed to dig into wood and metal type, digbats and cuts, to make themselves a poster. Some of the results can be found on the Cranky Pressman’s Flickr page. Very cool to see people opening their shops for all that are interested. Thank you to Keith and Jamie Berger for providing this educational opportunity to AIGA Cleveland. You rock.


Pressing Letters

Pressing Letters is an effort to catalog and promote creativity in our expanding letterpress community. Studios and individuals are invited to submit letterpress work, references, links or anything else that would be beneficial to others.