10 of Our Favorite Letterpress Studios


In a modern world where much of design is driven by new technology, the revival of letterpress printing — which fell out of vogue in the late ’50s thanks to offset lithography — might seem counterintuitive. Until you examine the worthwhile results. Charlotte Rivers’ Little Book of Letterpress offers readers a history of the traditional printing technique and an inside look at the time-consuming creation process, alongside a comprehensive guide to some of the coolest letterpress studios working today. We’ve rounded up 10 of our favorites after the jump, along with some examples of their goods.

Albertine Press – Somerville, Massachusetts

Letterpress Bright Ideas Journals, $18 for set of three

Bittersugar – Portland, Oregon

Letterpress I Like a Leica Diagram, $20

Clementine Press – Los Angeles, California

Hit Song 8″ x 10″ Letterpress Print, $25

Egg Press – Portland, Oregon

You’re Magical Letterpress Card, $4.50

Hello!Lucky – San Francisco, California

Support Letterpress Thank You Card, $4.50

Oddball Press – Cleveland, Ohio

Avalanche 2011 Letterpress Calendar, $8

Old School Stationers – Portland, Oregon

Volkswagen Camper Letterpress Print, $42

Papermedium – New York, New York

Cool Jeans Letterpress Card, $4

Pearl & Marmalade – Chicago, Illinois

Someone Quite Dear Letterpress Print, $16

Sycamore Street Press – Heber City, Utah

Letterpress Fortune Teller, $8