Celebrating 20 years of Fine Typography & Presswork | 1992 - 2015 | A Fine Graphic Design & Direct-from-Type Letterpress Printing Office


I’ve been designing classical and modernist typography and printing it using the traditional letterpress process for over 25 years. I remain the longest running letterpress shop in Boston. Heavily invested in heavy metal, I’m designing with one of the largest collections of fine, vintage foundry type in New England. All work is printed on restored mid-century presses and equipment. Clients come to me for typographically savvy design using the original metal versions of some of the 20th century’s great typefaces & ornament, some unavailable anywhere else.

I’ve amassed over 700 fonts of type for setting by hand, letter by letter here in Jamaica Plain, and have a number of series of faces at my little commercial typesetting division linotypesetting.com offering hot metal composition. I can cast myriad ornament, and set type in unlimited quantities for books, and longer texts. One of the “last men standing”, I continue to offer commercial hot metal typesetting to printers and publishers.

Typical commissions include fine invitations, announcements, and holiday cards, letterhead and business cards, personal stationery, note cards, books, booklets, bookplates, posters and broadsides, certificates of merit, limited edition music packaging, gift certificates, postcards, etc. Spanning five centuries of technology, I also offer logo design, digital book design and production, web design, development, and webmaster services, email marketing, and digital font production and customization.

I have a selection of items on Etsy, but most of the work is bespoke; tailored to your needs, and budget. All of it is the product of the head, hand, eye, and heart using traditional tools, skills, and materials.