Zeichen Press

United States
612 432-1943
2.5 + intern
Zeichen Press is Fran Shea, Jen Shea and 10,000 pounds of letterpress equipment. The division of labor goes something like this: Fran talks a lot and Jen does everything else. If you’d like to see how this could work for you and/or your company, contact us. Jen will pick up the phone and Fran will talk to you. The message is fresh, funny, offbeat, and refreshingly honest. The design is bold and smart. The method is letterpress. VERY old-school. Think chamber pots and blood-letting. Think flogging-in-the-town-square. Think Wanted Posters... Think Bibles: So grim, so serious. Now stop thinking about that. Zeichen Press brought letterpress and humor together - at last! We’d like to give all the credit to indoor plumbing.
animal entrails
animal entrails
phantom limb
phantom limb
awesome unicorn
awesome unicorn
want to believe
want to believe
Interview with Fran from Zeichen Press
When did you start letterpress printing?: 
What do you like best about letterpress printing?: 
Letterpress is the classic medium for graphic artists - the possibilities and potential are unlimited.
What inspires you?: 
Who---> DaVinci, Michelangelo, Gutenberg, Bach, Mozart, Dickens, Tolkien, Edison, Wyeth, Bass, Brodovitch, Gorey, Allen, Fey, the duck from the Aflac ads.
Which press(es), ink & paper do you usually use?: 
10x15 C&P NS, Windmill, Reprex Proof
How would you describe your artwork?: 
What kind of products do you create?: 
Greeting cards, cd sleeves, coasters: http://zeichenpress.com/product/category/greeting-cards
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?: 
Buy a box of rags for clean up.
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