154 5th ave SE
CSB and SJU college interns, baby!
My story about how Bruno Press came to be, is that I grew up with an artsy dad. He was a art professor at the College of St. Benedict and also was a freelance graphic designer. He started to acquire letterpress equipment in the late 1980s when all the local shops were closing. He got his hands on over 100 drawers of type and about 5 presses. He built onto the garage so that he could have a place to put all these new presses. I spent a lot of time printing in there with him throughout high school and college. I received my BFA in Printmaking from St. Cloud State University in 1997 and moved to Madison, WI. I came home once a month to continue printing with Pop and had a few shows and interned at some cool places in Madison. Then in 1993 my father passed away suddenly of a heart attack. I moved home soon after and took over the print shop. I developed my logo of the chick based on my father's logo, which was a rooster. I put them together and decided to take over and start my own business. My niece and I starting making funny (or so WE thought) cards and they slowly but surely started getting picked up by local stores. I have continued to make the cards and design and print broadsides, posters, invites, postcards... you name it. Been quite a journey!
"Blackbird" This is a 7 color reduction block linoleum block carving.
"Giraffe" The giraffe is a 4 color reduction block carving.
"Michele Bachmann" card from the Bruno Press greeting card line. Hand set type with linoleum block carvings.
"Drinkin buddies" card from the Bruno Press greeting card line. Handset type with found copper plate image.