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Discover Blackbird Letterpress
As a long-time admirer, I've been captivated by the story of Blackbird Letterpress. Founded by Kathryn Hunter in 2003 in Lafayette, Louisiana, Blackbird Letterpress began its journey with a Chandler & Price 8x12 letterpress and a shared printshop space. Over the years, it has grown and expanded, relocating to Baton Rouge and becoming a hub of creativity and craftsmanship.
A Legacy of Craftsmanship
Celebrating 20 years in 2023, Blackbird Letterpress is a testament to Kathryn's dedication to her craft. Trained as a printmaker, she brings her fine arts background and passion for letterpress to every design and printing project. With a collection of vintage printers' cuts and an impressive lineup of printing equipment, including a Vandercook SP15, C&P 10x15, and two Heidelberg Windmills, Blackbird Letterpress combines traditional techniques with contemporary creativity.
A Collaborative Team
Blackbird Letterpress is not only Kathryn's labor of love but also a collective effort of talented individuals. Élise Lassonde, with her expertise in graphic design and a passion for printed art, brings a unique perspective to the team. Dawn Black, a visual artist from Baton Rouge, adds her artistic touch to the collective, contributing to its vibrant and diverse creative community.
Experience the Charm of Blackbird Letterpress
Blackbird Letterpress has gained recognition for its exceptional work, featured in notable press outlets such as Stationery Trends and The Advocate. Whether you're seeking custom stationery, finely crafted prints, or unique paper goods, Blackbird Letterpress offers a range of beautifully designed and printed products that embody the essence of handmade craftsmanship.
To learn more about Blackbird Letterpress and explore their inspiring portfolio, visit their website and immerse yourself in their creative world.