622 press was born on June 22, 2008 when I drove to Hartford, WI to purchase an 1882 Pearl Oldstyle from a very nice electrician who had acquired it a year earlier. Reportedly, it had sat idle in an elderly couple’s basement for over 50 years and they were just happy to have someone to move it. After several weeks of cleaning, organizing and ordering supplies, 622 press had its first printing in late July. For more about how I got my studio up and running, see this post.
My love for handmade goods, however, started much, much earlier. It could have been the Christmas I received the pink sewing machine or the omni-presence of construction paper in my parents’ house, but it has only increased since then. Can’t wait to show you some of my favorite pieces and some of my own as well.
In my “real” life, I’m a graphic designer for a local magazine and I do freelance work out of my home. While I love my big, sleek iMac, I also love my big rusty letterpress and I hope some day to split my time a little more equally between them. I am more than happy to take custom orders, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.