Old meet new. We start every project with strong ideas and finish with meticulous craftsmanship, creating thoughtful, contemporary design for a wide range of projects and clients. Sometimes that will involve traditional letterpress, and sometimes a more digital approach is called for, but everything is approached with the same care and attention to detail.
We work closely with clients who care as much craft as we do, designing everything from brand identities to editorial design, packaging to limited edition prints.
We’re only small, but that means we’re more agile, more collaborative, more able to be on hand when you need us. We’ve worked for the big branding agencies, we know the ins and outs, the good and the bad… And now we prefer to work more closely with our clients and collaborators, to create work that really works. Without breaking the bank.
Inspired by a love of words, our letterpress work is designed and printed at a wonderfully sedate pace, by hand, using the age-old process of letterpress. We have six vintage printing presses, ranging from small Victorian cast iron hand presses to much larger precision proofing presses. On these we print with an ever-growing collection of wood and metal type – some freshly cast, while others are wonderful, old, un-digitised faces.
It’s not that dusty old stuff or nostalgia floats our boat particularly, it’s more about how we can create something new from this traditional process that gets us going. This fuels our self-initiated projects, as well as the work we do with writers, brands and clients when a little analogue warmth is needed.
We also like to share what we do through letterpress introduction workshops for agencies and design teams.
Selected clients —
MidCentury Modern Magazine
Secret 7"x Monotype
In the press —
It's Nice That
People of Print
In print —
Nice to Meet You, Victionary
People of Print, Issue 1
Typograph: Journal Vol. 1
YCN Annual 2015