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vandaliastreetpress

Where Letterpress is Betterpress

The super cool (fly-me-to-the-moon) Hiedelberg Windmill! My BFF that I love so much and simultaneously fear so much.

Ready. Set. Go.

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. But 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.
Kim
owner, designer, Printer
I have a BFA in Painting and Photography. Though lately I'm totally obsessed with printmaking. My work is inspired by simple shapes, subtle humor, and sometimes a little bit of Rock and Roll.

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