Starting a letterpress studio came from our love to work with our hands and create things. Letterpress printing allows us the ability to use our skills as visual communicators, as well as to practice a hand craft, in creating pieces of handmade art and design. It also encourages our creativity and play through art and design.
Within the timeframe of a little over a year, we have acquired four different presses and four cabinets of lead and wood type along with all of the equipment we need to function fully as a small letterpress studio. Thus far, we have focused primarily on creating art prints and novelty items with a few specialty design projects. We look forward to the future of our studio and deciding upon where we will go from here.
We are happy to share our passions for creativity and play through our letterpress work. We want to share our knowledge and experiences in our letterpress endeavors with others so they might find the same satisfaction and joy. We share this lost art with our students, and are planning several workshops specifically for graphic designs students. Our hope is to one day open our letterpress studio to become a sort of co-op where other designers and artist can find joy and explore their creativity with this form of art and design.
Learn more about our studio and letterpress work at bigpresslittlepress.com.