Tyler + Jessie from
One Plus One Design
When did you start letterpress printing?:
What do you like best about letterpress printing?:
Letterpress printing is a timeless method, and offers a tactilility sorely missing in modern design. By combining pure, bright inks with savvy typography and illustration, the results can be tremendously effective.
What inspires you?:
Sifting through flea markets in Brooklyn, navigating the skies of Switzerland, sampling pubs in Germany and relaxing right here in the Prairies are just a few of the ways in which we keep inspired. We try to inject parts of travel, music and new experiences each and every day.
Which press(es), ink & paper do you usually use?:
By partnering with several talented (and extremely dedicated) printers, we're able to keep things fresh and exciting, always trying to push the limits of our design. We prefer to work with tried and tested favourites, such as Crane Lettra, but we've been known to experiment quite frequently with many of French's beautiful offerings.
How would you describe your artwork?:
Lively, whimsical, conceptual and illustrative. Detail-oriented with a knack for beautiful typography.
What kind of products do you create?:
We create custom wedding invitation & detail packages, personal & business stationery identities. We also have an Etsy shop where we sell custom and pre-designed prints, cards, posters and just about anything else you can think of.
Do you offer custom work?:
Where can we buy your products?:
Do you offer workshops? If yes, what kind of?:
Is there anything you wished you had known as a beginner?:
Designing for letterpress can be tricky. Knowing how to best work with ink coverage, as well as which inks dry dark or light, has been a trying, and yet very rewarding, learning curve.