Beauty of Letterpress
The Beauty of Letterpress, by Neenah, is a one of a kind online gallery and resource featuring the best and most innovative letterpress work being done today by designers, printers, and artisans all over the world. It was built for letterpress lovers and makers alike.
Our letterpress gallery features hundreds of amazing letterpress samples ranging from business cards to packaging. Looking for a project partner? The Beauty of Letterpress can help you quickly find a letterpress printer.
Since its launch in 2013, The Beauty of Letterpress has been honored to help preserve letterpress history: Through the sale of limited edition prints by noted designers and letterpress printers, over $35,000 has been donated to date to Hamilton Wood Type and Printing Museum. Every time you make a purchase, you are helping our friends at HWT to preserve one of the premier wood type collections in the world so thank you!
May we feature your work?
The Beauty of Letterpress loves to feature the latest letterpress projects from designers, design studios and letterpress print shops. Submit your work. There is no limit to the number of projects you can share.
May we list your print shop?
Letterpress print shops are welcome to submit their shop to be featured on this site. List your letterpress print shop here:
Your friends at Neenah
Neenah is a world-class manufacturer of premium writing, text, cover, specialty and private watermark papers.
Headquartered near Atlanta, GA, Neenah is entirely focused on the premium paper market. We are committed to producing only superior quality products and developing new technologies that meet the needs of designers, consumers, printers and merchants and ensure that paper remains a vital and vibrant medium of expression.
With multiple manufacturing facilities in Wisconsin, prime importance is also placed on offering recycled and alternative fiber products to our customers while we continuously focus on reducing our own environmental footprint.
The Hamilton Wood Type and Printing Museum
1.5 Million Pieces of Wood Type! The Hamilton Wood Type and Printing Museum is the only museum dedicated to the preservation, study, production and printing of wood type. With 1.5 million pieces of wood type and more than 1,000 styles and sizes of patterns, Hamilton's collection is one of the premier wood type collections in the world. In addition to wood type, the Museum is home to an amazing array of advertising cuts from the 1930s through the 1970s, and all of the equipment necessary to make wood type and print with it, as well as equipment used in the production of hot metal type, tools of the craft and rare type specimen catalogs.
Located between the East and West Twin Rivers on Lake Michigan, the Hamilton Manufacturing Company was the largest wood type producer in the country, when virtually everything was letterpress printed. The company was founded in 1880, and in addition to wood type, the company has manufactured medical office furniture, light tables, the first gas powered clothes dryer (really!) and more; now in its 130th year, the company produces steel lab equipment.
TPD Design House
Site design and community management by TPD Design House in Wayne, PA.
- July 2016 - Curiosity, play and discovery: Presenting “Nature is the Answer” by Nate Williams
- May 2016 - Patterning the revival of an historic font: presenting The Lustig Elements Collection
- April 2013 - Neenah presents the extraordinary beauty of letterpress printing with new website, TheBeautyofLetterpress.com