OK, guys, ready for the epic tale of my unhealthy fixation on letterpress? It goes a little something like this…
Late 1990s: In my elementary school classes, I became obsessed with filling a notebook page with notes (written in pen only), flipping the page over, and running my fingers over the raised reverse-lettering on the back. I was an odd child. To this day, I insist on taking all my notes in pen, never pencil.
Spring 2010: On a whim, I took a letterpressing class in my last semester of college, “just for funsies.” I ended up spending more time on that class than I did on all my other classes combined (senioritis, what?). I just loved the classy twist on my pen indentations. Turns out, I’m not the only weirdo who likes to run her fingers over tactile print!
It was around this time (or maybe it was a year or two later—at this point, who knows) that I first heard about the L letterpress and the DIY letterpress possibilities. Somewhere in the back of my brain, I thought that maybe someday I would make our wedding invitations with one.