Celebrating 20 years of Fine Typography & Presswork | 1992 - 2015 | A Fine Graphic Design & Direct-from-Type Letterpress Printing Office

I MAKE ART YOU CAN USE

I’m the last remaining traditional hot metal letterpress shop in the Boston/Cambridge metro area. Started in my apartment in 1992, this has been the focus of my interest and energy for over 26 years. Heavily invested in heavy metal, all the design is done using one of the largest collections of vintage foundry and wood type in New England. The work is printed on restored mid-century presses and equipment. Clients come to interrobang for typographically savvy design using the original metal versions of some of the 20th century’s great typefaces & ornament. Much of the material I work with has never been digitized, and is unavailable anywhere else.

Over the years, I’ve amassed over 750 fonts of type for setting by hand, letter by letter here in Jamaica Plain. I also have several series of book and display faces at my little commercial typesetting division linotypesetting.com which continues to offer hot metal composition. The Linotype can cast ornament, and set type in unlimited quantities for books, and longer texts.

Typical commissions include fine invitations, announcements, and holiday cards, letterhead and business cards, personal stationery, note cards, books, booklets, bookplates, posters and broadsides, certificates of merit, limited edition music packaging, gift certificates, postcards, etc. Spanning five centuries of technology, I also offer logo design, digital book design and production, web design, development, and webmaster services, email marketing, and digital font production and customization.

There’s a selection of my work on Etsy, but most of the work is bespoke; tailored to your needs, and budget. All of it is the product of the head, hand, eye, and heart using traditional tools, skills, and materials.

CURRENT, RECENT, AND ANCIENT WORK: