Titivilus Press

Address:
Memphis
TN
38111
United States
Phone:
Employees:
None. I am my own printer's devil.
About:
I've worked as a graphic designer in the printing industry for more than 15 years. I just bought my first letterpress, a C&P 8x12 NS, and am now learning how to use it. I hope to start producing work for sale in the near future.
2011 holiday card, printed from antique cuts.
2011 holiday card, printed from antique cuts.
My page for the 2012 It's a Small World book. Handset in Lydian Italic & Elite Monograms with an antique cut.
My page for the 2012 It's a Small World book. Handset in Lydian Italic & Elite Monograms with an antique cut.
Thank you cards for a friend, designed in a medieval revival style.
Thank you cards for a friend, designed in a medieval revival style.
Wedding invitations and RSVP cards with matching envelopes. Printing was done from photopolymer.
Wedding invitations and RSVP cards with matching envelopes. Printing was done from photopolymer.
Interview with Michael from Titivilus Press
When did you start letterpress printing?: 
2011
What do you like best about letterpress printing?: 
The way it lets me combine my training and skills as a graphic designer, typesetter and layout artist in a tactile, physical way.
What inspires you?: 
Antique type and typesetting. I love the early Arts & Crafts movement and the printed works of William Morris, Elbert Hubbard, Dard Hunter and the like, as well as the Aesthetic and Gaslamp printing of the late 19th century. I'm also fascinated with early printing from the 15th and 16th century masters like Gutenberg, Manutius, and Caxton.
Which press(es), ink & paper do you usually use?: 
We use a 1951 Chandler & Price New Style 8 x 12 platen press, a 1915 Golding Jobber No. 7 10 x 15 platen press, and traditional oil-based inks. I use a wide variety of papers based on what I can scrounge or what is needed for the specific job.
How would you describe your artwork?: 
Mostly amateur.
What kind of products do you create?: 
Holiday cards, invitations, envelopes, business cards, letterheads, etc.
Do you offer custom work?: 
yes
Where can we buy your products?: 
Directly from me.
Do you offer workshops? If yes, what kind of?: 
No
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