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


INTERROBANG is the last traditional letterpress printing office in the Boston/Cambridge metro area with hot-metal typecasting capabilities. Started in an apartment at the Monument in Jamaica Plain in 1992, type and design has been the focus of my interest and energy for three decades. Heavily invested in heavy metal, work is designed and printed using one of the largest collections of vintage foundry and wood type in New England. All type is set by hand, or on the Linotype, and printed with restored mid-century presses and equipment. Folks 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, or is unavailable anywhere else. This is real letterpress.

Over the years, I’ve amassed over 750 fonts of type for setting by hand, letter by letter, and maintain a Linotype Model 31 at the little commercial typesetting division of interrobang, linotypesetting.com which continues to offer hot metal composition from several series of distinguished and unusual book and display faces. 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 do digital book design and production management, a bit of logo design, and digital font production and customization.

Some product is up on Etsy, but most of the design is bespoke; tailored to your needs, and budget. It’s all product of the head, hand, and heart using traditional skills, tools, and materials.