We are designers who love to work with our hands and to 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.
We are happy to share our passion 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.
Andy is a self proclaimed jack-of-all trades. On any given day he can be found working on his motorcycles, hand painting a new sign, doing a house renovation, or now, making a letterpress print. Andy was introduced to letterpress printing through his graduate studies at Kent State University. He admits, he hated it at first—It felt way too tedious and delicate; But as time passed, he soon fell in love with the process.
Loves running the press
Favorite typeface in collection: Extra Bold Bodoni
Besides printing, loves food, motorcycles, and a good IPA
Miranda describes herself as impassioned, excitable, and at times, restless. At the same time she considers herself laid-back and can ‘go with the flow.’ She says she doesn’t really find truth in zodiac signs, but could be convinced her ‘hot-cold’ restless nature could be attributed to being a Gemini. Though she has many changing interests, Miranda is sure that letterpress printing is one passion that won’t fade.
Her enthusiasm for letterpress printing began with a class in ‘Experimental Typography’ while completing her graduate degree at Kent State University. Since then she has been determined to find a means to continue to nurture that passion and even hopes to share it with others.
In her professional career as a graphic designer, Miranda has worked on a broad range of projects including environmental graphic design and wayfinding, exhibits, marketing, identity and interactive design. She prefers to have experience in so many areas to keep her design work interesting, challenging and engaging.
Beside working for a range of clients on design projects and finding time for play through her letterpress work, Miranda is an Assistant Professor of Graphic Design at La Roche College.
Lucy hasn’t done much printing yet. She mostly just lays around the shop and plays with her stuffed friends, Mr. Kitty and Goosey. But Lucy aspires to begin a puppy artist series created primarily from paw prints on newspaper.
Rumor has it that once Lucy painted portraits of Barbara Streisand. But that has yet to be seen since she was adopted from the Lucky Dog Rescue.
The following is a summary of what we have in our studio: