HoosierTypeCo

Hoosier Type Company: Letterpress Prints & Gifts

Bluffton, Indiana

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Announcement    BUY 2 POSTERS GET 20% OFF SALE - THROUGH OCT 17. *Can't combine or use on multi-poster packs.

Not your modern print shop. No automation or digital printing. Every piece lovingly made by hand with real ink and elbow grease in the heartland with artisan, historic printing methods. Each print a unique one of a kind.

Hello and thanks for checking out my hand-printed letterpress posters! It's a privilege to occupy this fifth generation farmland and be making these prints in my late grandfather's old studio in rural Indiana.

I love the accidental, rustic nature of the prints - like halfway between industrial and farmhouse. And of course I get geeked over the use of fonts, typography, and antique wood type that reminds me of early to mid-century design. It's so much fun to participate in this historic, and now artisan, craft.

If you want to know more about my process you can follow along here:

Instagram.com/HoosierType.Co
https://www.facebook.com/hoosiertype.co

Thank you for supporting a small rural, family owned business with big dreams!

Announcement

Last updated on Sep 17, 2021

BUY 2 POSTERS GET 20% OFF SALE - THROUGH OCT 17. *Can't combine or use on multi-poster packs.

Not your modern print shop. No automation or digital printing. Every piece lovingly made by hand with real ink and elbow grease in the heartland with artisan, historic printing methods. Each print a unique one of a kind.

Hello and thanks for checking out my hand-printed letterpress posters! It's a privilege to occupy this fifth generation farmland and be making these prints in my late grandfather's old studio in rural Indiana.

I love the accidental, rustic nature of the prints - like halfway between industrial and farmhouse. And of course I get geeked over the use of fonts, typography, and antique wood type that reminds me of early to mid-century design. It's so much fun to participate in this historic, and now artisan, craft.

If you want to know more about my process you can follow along here:

Instagram.com/HoosierType.Co
https://www.facebook.com/hoosiertype.co

Thank you for supporting a small rural, family owned business with big dreams!

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About HoosierTypeCo

Sales 79
On Etsy since 2020

INK + TYPE + SWEAT. Artisan printed typographic posters.

After nearly seventeen years, life drastically changed in the turmoil of 2020 and I found myself returning to the family farm in Indiana with my young family, looking for new ways to make beautiful things for people and using the skills I had developed.

My posters are crafted in small batches using a combination of vintage and make-shift techniques to craft one of a kind handmade letterpress prints. The scarcity and expense of original historic supplies and materials has required innovation and some Hoosier elbow-grease to bring these prints to completion. The laborious process is incredibly rewarding - seeing hand-made, physically present, and delightfully imperfect works that reveal the hand and process of the artist and knowing that it will get to hang in someone's space and hopefully inspire them.

Ink, slightly piled and raised on the paper, impressions from the strain on the paper, printed in rural Indiana with the smell of corn, fertile soil, and old wood in the air.

Imperfect and personal, I love the physical presence of these pieces - smudges, dents, rough edges, and all. Each print is completely unique from the others in the edition through the manual printmaking process.

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  • Daniel Swartz

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    After 20 years as a professional artist I returned to the farm in Indiana in the wake of 2020. I am excited to focus on artisan letterpress printing in this new season. Surrounded by corn and Hoosier hospitality I print, and sweat, and hope.

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