Marsolais Press & Lettercarving

My shop is devoted to keeping the word “letter” in “letterpress.” Working exclusively from handset metal type and machine composition (Monotype and Linotype), I design and print all manner of ephemera, from poetry broadsides to wedding invitations. I also carve letters in stone with a mallet and chisel, each layout derived from calligraphic brushwork. I try to balance the preservation of traditional methods with fresh thinking and, wherever tasteful, a sense of humor.