livingExclusive Inspiration: Letterpress Love
N o. 26 – May, 2012
In the heart of Sydney’s vibrant Darlinghurst sits The Distillery, a studio offering creative-minds a unique design and print service. Here, Co-Founders Nathan Leong and Jessica Foy - along with their team of savvy young designers - are embracing the ingenuity of a method largely forgotten in our digital age: the letterpress.
“We are all about sharing the love here” says Jess when I pop in to say hello. “We really want to get people as excited about letterpress as we are.”
Nathan introduces me to the team, in part made up of 4 weighty metal letterpress machines: Wolfgang, Heidi, Klaus, and Bertha (who is at present being restored back to her former glory). With a little help from these mechanical characters, The Distillery is able to create a world of custom and pre-designed prints; from gorgeously tactile wedding invitations and business cards, to stunningly intricate stationery and packaging.
Celebrate the art of the written word in your home!
written by Camilla Wagstaff