Announcement Welcome to my shop! I specialize in letterpress printed broadsides, limited-edition books, cards, and ephemera. It's all handmade, all the time. Unless specified, everything here is printed on bona-fide printing presses--no digital reprints here. Please inquire about custom orders--I am happy to discuss options to bring your ideas to life! Note: I only ship via USPS unless a customer requests special quotes for shipping through other carriers. I'm happy to arrange that and supply a shipping quote and special invoice if needed, but please inquire before purchasing.
Welcome to my shop! I specialize in letterpress printed broadsides, limited-edition books, cards, and ephemera. It's all handmade, all the time. Unless specified, everything here is printed on bona-fide printing presses--no digital reprints here. Please inquire about custom orders--I am happy to discuss options to bring your ideas to life! Note: I only ship via USPS unless a customer requests special quotes for shipping through other carriers. I'm happy to arrange that and supply a shipping quote and special invoice if needed, but please inquire before purchasing.
specializing in letterpress printing for books, cards, limited edition prints, and more
I'm Lauren Faulkenberry, and I work under the imprint of Firebrand Press. Based in the mountains of North Carolina, I am a book artist and printmaker, a lover of nature, mythology, and all things hand-crafted. I first came to printmaking as an illustrator who wanted to make children's books. The magic of storytelling sucked me in, but the artistry of what comes with making objects by hand is what hooked me for the long haul. I've come to love the craft of making books from start to finish--from the printing and binding of editioned works to making handmade paper for books and ephemera.
Most of my books and prints are small editions, generally under 50 copies of each. Prints are hand pulled using a letterpress or an etching press--and sometimes using hand tools. As a writer, I've always been enamored by storytelling and the printed word--at a certain point I began to see a distinct beauty in letterforms, which led to my practice of calligraphy. What I love most about printing is the ability to combine text and image in intriguing and mysterious ways, and produce multiples of the project. Sometimes I build books around my own writing, but some projects are collaborations with other artists.
I love it when something I've made makes someone else happy. Spreading happiness is fun...so I strive to create things that are unique, yet affordable.
I draw a lot of my imagery from nature and mythology, and make use of woodcuts, linocuts, and photopolymer plates made from drawings. Each item from Firebrand Press is handmade by me, printed in my studio--likely while I listen to the likes of Otis Redding and Etta James.
Items in my shop are all handmade, all the time.
I'm always looking for collaborations, so if you have work you'd like to commission, drop me a line. Some of my favorite projects have been broadsides that feature fellow writers, specialty bindings, and pet portraits. I am happy to create customized invitations, announcements, and keepsakes for all of your most special occasions.
To view more of my artist books and editions, visit my website: www.firebrandpres.org
To learn more about letterpress printing, and to see current works in progress (along with the wacky happenings that inspire me) visit my blog: www.therightsideof30.blogspot.com
Thanks for visiting!
I work primarily as a printmaker and book artist, specializing in letterpress printing. Most of my work draws upon imagery from the natural world. Being from the South, I love storytelling--especially when it's based on humor, memory, and mythology.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
Refunds and Exchanges
If the buyer requests a return/exchange/refund for any other reason, I will do the refund/return minus all shipping charges. All shipping will be paid by the buyer except under special circumstances.
I do my best to describe items as accurately as possible. I am happy to provide additional photos or measurements at a buyer's request to ensure the buyer receives the item as expected. If you are unhappy with an item for any reason, please convo me so that we can come to an arrangement. I want al buyers to receive the items they are expecting and be pleased with their purchases.
All returned items must be returned in the original packaging, or in comparable packaging that ensures they come back to me undamaged. Items must be returned within 10 days of buyer's receipt, unless special arrangements have been made. Please notify me before returning any items.
Additional policies and FAQs
I am also amenable to wholesale and consigment. Please convo me to discuss.