Gus & Ruby Letterpress

Gus & Ruby Letterpress
Gus & Ruby Letterpress

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Discover the Enchanting World of Gus & Ruby Letterpress

Oh, let me take you on a journey to the whimsical world of Gus & Ruby Letterpress! As an ardent admirer who has been keeping up with their delightful creations through their Instagram page, I've fallen head over heels for their captivating designs and exquisite craftsmanship.

A Charming Haven of Custom Design and Print

Founded in 2009 by the dynamic duo of Samantha Finigan and Whitney Swaffield, Gus & Ruby Letterpress is a haven of custom design and print nestled in the heart of historic coastal New England. The name itself is a charming tribute to their beloved furry friends, Gus and Ruby.

One-of-a-Kind Artistry

From the moment I stumbled upon their Instagram page, I was captivated by the unique artistry they bring to life. Their specialty lies in crafting one-of-a-kind pieces of art, including enchanting wedding and special event invitations, delightful birth announcements, and timeless correspondence that stands out from the crowd.

A Creative Destination for Discerning Shoppers

Gus & Ruby Letterpress is more than just a studio—it's a destination for discerning shoppers seeking beautiful goods for the home and office. Their trio of brick-and-mortar retail stores perfectly complements their creative endeavors.

The Magical Letterpress Studio

Let's talk about their letterpress studio, where the magic happens. Housed in a light-filled former mill building nestled alongside the picturesque Cocheco River in New Hampshire, their spacious studio is home to antique presses that add a touch of nostalgia to every creation. Every design is meticulously hand-printed, ensuring an exceptional tactile experience that truly sets their work apart.

A Rich Family Heritage in Letterpress Printing

What makes Gus & Ruby Letterpress even more extraordinary is their rich family heritage in the art of letterpress printing. Whitney Swaffield, co-owner and creative director, is a third-generation letterpress printer, carrying on the tradition passed down from her father and grandfather. The dedication and love they pour into their craft is palpable in every piece they create.

The Timeless Art of Letterpress Printing

Letterpress printing is a centuries-old technique that brings their designs to life. The process involves pressing inked metal or photopolymer plates into fibrous paper, leaving a deep and luxurious impression that you can feel. It's a perfect blend of craftsmanship and delicate detail, executed using antique industrial iron machines that have stood the test of time.

Brick-and-Mortar Stores Across Coastal New England

Now, let's talk about their brick-and-mortar retail stores that are dotted along the charming coastal New England. The flagship store in downtown Portsmouth, New Hampshire, immerses you in the town's historic charm. In the cobblestone streets of Portland, Maine's Old Port district, their second location beckons with its rich history and burgeoning culinary scene. And their newest addition in Boston's Beacon Hill neighborhood, nestled among elegant brownstone homes and picturesque scenery, offers a truly magical shopping experience.

Immerse Yourself in the Whimsical World of Gus & Ruby Letterpress

Whether you're a designer in search of a collaborative print studio or a discerning shopper seeking unique and enchanting letterpress gifts, Gus & Ruby Letterpress is the perfect destination. Be sure to visit their website</

Austin Terrill

Austin Terrill: Texas born, Berlin-based creative and print designer. Founder of Mint Letterpress and the Peppermint Brands family of companies. Former touring musician on the Van's Warped Tour. Passionate about music, photography, arts, and synthesizers. Family man with wife, two kids, and Havapoo, Paule.