Kim Tschida Petters' Profile

About

Vandalia Street Press is a letterpress print shop in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Printing a line of greeting cards that are inspired by nature, simple ideas and subtle humor.

With a background in design and marketing, and a BFA in Painting and Photography, it was sort of a side step for me to think about printmaking. Not that I’m a printmaker - I’m an artist really, with many curiosities. And let’s face it, who can deny a beautiful old letterpress in need of a new home? Not me that is for sure.

And that is how it all started.

It was in 2008 that I acquired the first press. And frankly, it really frightened me. Will I lose a finger? All my fingers!!?? What did it mean for my artwork and how could I do something meaningful with my new 800 pound friend. I began designing cards while learning the ins an…

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  • Born on October 11
  • Joined November 10, 2008

Favorite materials

ink, Heidelberg Windmill, Chandler and Price, wine from Southern France, warm weather, beautiful paper, linoleum, wood, pencil

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About

Vandalia Street Press is a letterpress print shop in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Printing a line of greeting cards that are inspired by nature, simple ideas and subtle humor.

With a background in design and marketing, and a BFA in Painting and Photography, it was sort of a side step for me to think about printmaking. Not that I’m a printmaker - I’m an artist really, with many curiosities. And let’s face it, who can deny a beautiful old letterpress in need of a new home? Not me that is for sure.

And that is how it all started.

It was in 2008 that I acquired the first press. And frankly, it really frightened me. Will I lose a finger? All my fingers!!?? What did it mean for my artwork and how could I do something meaningful with my new 800 pound friend. I began designing cards while learning the ins and outs of the press.

Today I have two presses and a little print shop tucked inside a beautiful book
bindery. Vandalia Street Press has become a dream come true for me. A business that allows me creative freedom in both the card line and in a new series of art prints. I also do custom printing for design studios and clients. I’m able to balance art and business in a way that I never thought would be possible.

I hope my card designs and illustrations will bring a bit of joy to those who receive them. Perhaps a giggle or two, or to know that someone is thinking of you can make all the difference in someone’s day.

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