blackbird letterpress

521 N 19th St
Baton Rouge
United States
Blackbird Letterpress is a fine art printmaking studio in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Founded in 2003, we blend traditional techniques and organic forms with new technology and contemporary design. We specialize in wedding invitations and stationery. Our original stationery adds spunk to correspondence. Prayer flag-inspired screenprinted flags bring festive energy to any space, inside or out. Our handmade recycled notebooks are perfect for writing, drawing, and musing. In the printshop, we use recycled and tree-free materials, soy based solvents, and low VOC inks -making a small footprint with a bold visual impact. Write to someone special, draw a new plan, keep in touch, communicate, listen, save the world.
Interview with Kathryn from blackbird letterpress
When did you start letterpress printing?: 
What do you like best about letterpress printing?: 
the reward of the printed piece
What inspires you?: 
vintage ephemera, contemporary art (Kara Walker, The Clayton Brothers, Elizabeth Catlett....), vintage quilts, the sea, animals, and all the amazing letterpress that's being printed all over
Which press(es), ink & paper do you usually use?: 
C&P OS 8x12, Vandercook SP15, rubber based letterpress inks, cotton, recycled and bamboo papers
What kind of products do you create?: 
stationery, wedding invitations, business cards, calendars, coasters, recycled handmade notebooks
Do you offer custom work?: 
Where can we buy your products?:
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