Modern Optic is a contemporary design studio in Los Angeles established by artist Leslie Ross-Robertson in 2001. Inspired by modernism and contemporary art, she is creating work featuring architecture and design with the traditional art form of letterpress printmaking. She is producing two lines of stationery, one printed on her Vandercook SP-20 as well as a series of prints. She has collaborated with artists, architects, and designers and has provided custom design work for Knoll, Herman Miller, and Steelcase. In 2012 Leslie started an additional press that focuses on the collaboration with contemporary artists called Wavelength Press.
Name Location Aardvark Letterpress Los Angeles, CA Aerialist Press Emeryville, CA Anemone Letterpress Pasadena, CA Black Wolf Press Garden Grove, CA BurdgeCooper Los Angeles, CA Byvik Ink Encinitas, CA Classic Letterpress Ojai, CA Claudia Laub Studio Los Angeles, CA Clo Mor Press Fort Bragg, CA Clove St Press San Diego, CA Copper Willow Paper Studio El Segundo, CA Czar Press Irvine, CA Dauphine Press Petaluma, CA De Milo Design South Pasadena, CA DeFrance Printing National City, CA Dependable Letterpress San Francisco, CA Dependable Letterpress San Francisco, CA Dutch Door Press San Francisco, CA Elizabeth Hubbell Studio Berkeley, CA Elum Designs San Diego, CA Enframing Press Aptos, CA Fineline Letterpress San Francisco, CA Flora and Fauna Los Angeles, CA folio Press & Paperie / Wootton Printing Santa Barbara, CA Frye's Printing, Inc. Napa, CA Full Circle Press Nevada City, CA Hello Lucky San Francisco, CA Horwinski Printing Company Oakland, CA Independent Project Press Bishop, CA Invitations by Ajalon Santa Rosa, CA Invited Ink Pleasanton, CA Jill.Cate Design Pasadena, CA Joie Studio Pasadena, CA Julie Holcomb Printers Emeryville, CA Just Vandy Torrance, CA Kavamore Press Oakland, CA Kluga Press Hollister, CA Krause Inatglio, LLc Gardena, CA LadyBird Letterpress San Diego, CA lettermade design + press San Francisco, CA Letterpress Unlimited - a division of DSJ Printing, Inc. Santa Monica, CA Lilikoi San Francisco, CA Little Trees Studio Lake Balboa, CA Littoral Press Richmond, CA LOL Letterpress San Diego, CA M Press Glendale, CA Maggie Ellis Letterpress print + design studio La Quinta, CA Maude Press South Pasadena, CA Mercurio Brothers Printing Berkeley, CA Metal Doily Press Long Beach, CA Milkfed Press San Francisco Bay Area, CA Missive San Francisco, CA Oakland Printing Company Oakland, CA Olive-Route Berkeley, CA One Heart Press San Francisco, CA Oubly Irwindale, CA Painted Tongue Press Oakland, CA Paperwheel Portola Valley, CA Paprika Press San Diego, CA Pecan Letterpress San Jose, CA Pillowface Press Mountain View, CA Press 65 San Francisco, CA Presshaus LA Los Angeles, CA Quality Letterpress San Diego, CA Reb Peters Press Oakland, CA Reb Peters Press Oakland, CA Richard Tautenhahn Redondo Beach, CA Spiffy Press Santa Barbara, CA Studio Z Mendocino Fort Bragg, CA Subtle Glances San Francisco, CA Sugar Plum Invitations San Luis Obispo, CA SweetWater Letterpress Culver City, CA The Aesthetic Union San Francisco, CA The Prototype Press Oakland, CA Thirdbay Letterpress Inc. Petaluma, CA Tiselle Los Angeles, CA Twig & Fig Berkeley, CA Volta Press Oakland, CA Waldo Press Santa Cruz, CA Western Press TUSTIN, CA Wetfoot Publications/Pie Bird Press Albany, CA Woo Paperie & Press Studio City, CA
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