FirebrandPress

Letterpress printed works by Lauren Faulkenberry

Whittier, North Carolina · 81 Sales

FirebrandPress

Letterpress printed works by Lauren Faulkenberry

Whittier, North Carolina 81 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(18)

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Lauren

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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.

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.

Lauren

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Lauren

letterpress printed thank you cards-- birds
$18.00
letterpress printed card: blue-footed booby
$5.00
Dog Relief Print
$35.00
R is for Rhinos (hand colored block print)
$35.00
Thank You cards, letterpress printed
$18.00
Handmade Journal - Birds
$28.00
Letterpress poster: Life is Long
$40.00
Birds - Linocut block print
$30.00
Green Cuckoo (original etching)
$45.00
Life of the Party (an original etching)
$45.00
Cat eating sushi—wood engraving
$25.00
Handmade Journal - Birds in Blue
$28.00
Handmade Journal - Bird Prints
$32.00
Handmade Journal - Birds
$28.00
Handmade Journal (hardback with leather)
$45.00
letterpress printed card with fox
$5.00
Letterpress printed card with pterodactyl (gold)
$5.00
Letterpress Greeting Card with Pterodactyl
$5.00

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(18)
Margaret Heineman

Margaret Heineman on May 2, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Shipped on time. It's beautiful. Great craftsmanship. A real treasure, as is most of Firebrand Press's work.

Margaret Heineman

Margaret Heineman on May 2, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Shipped on time. It's beautiful. Great craftsmanship. A real treasure, as is most of Firebrand Press's work.

Margaret Heineman

Margaret Heineman on May 2, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Shipped on time. It's beautiful. Great craftsmanship. A real treasure, as is most of Firebrand Press's work.

sususu

sususu on Oct 20, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

These cards were absolutely beautiful, and very unique. Exactl what I wanted.

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About

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!

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    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.

Shop policies

Last updated on October 26, 2013
Welcome to the home of Firebrand Press, operated by Lauren Faulkenberry. All items, unless otherwise specified, are letterpress-printed by me. Some are one-of-a-kind, and some are small editions. For more information about my work, and to see more examples, check out my website at firebrandpress.org--and don't forget to find Firebrand on Facebook to keep abreast of all the new releases, works in progress, and other opportunities for adventures in letterpress.

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
I accept payments through PayPal and by credit card, and happily accept Etsy gift cards. I generally ship within 1-2 business days of receipt of payment. Payment is expected within one week of purchase, but special arrangements can be made on a case-by-case basis.
Shipping
I ship items as quickly as possible--generally 1-2 business days after receiving payment. I am happy to combine shipping for multiple items. For commissions or larger orders, please convo me for an accurate shipping quote. I ship via USPS and include delivery confirmation and tracking numbers for your convenience. For any questions about shipping, please convo me before purchasing--I am happy to answer any questions you may have, or use UPS or Fed Ex if the buyer prefers--this will likely increase shipping charges, which the buyer is responsible for.
Refunds and Exchanges
If the item arrives damaged, or if I have made a mistake in the order, I will ship you a replacement item at my expense. I will cover shipping charges if the mistake is mine.

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
For custom orders, please convo me with questions and details. I am happy to take on commissions and discuss the possibilities of your project.

I am also amenable to wholesale and consigment. Please convo me to discuss.