Shop It Now: The Best Letterpress Shop in Kansas City

This post was written by guest contributor Jess Chamberlain, a Seattle-based writer whose love of good design is second only to her passion for environmentally friendly—and locavore— living. Look for her #MadeInAmerica posts all month on our blog.

Merci Beaucoup Badge card, $5.50. Photographs courtesy of Hammerpress.

Culturally, Kansas City, Missouri has become known for a lot more than its barbecue and Baptist churches (though those are all well and good.) Its become a Midwestern hub of creativity—namely music and fine art—so much so that the Maker Faire Kansas City took place there last month.
Cut Corner Happy Birthday card, $5.50. Photographs courtesy of Hammerpress.
If you're ever in town, Hammerpress is a must-stop. From letterpressed cards and postcards to art prints and concert posters, you'll want a few of everything. Be sure to take a peek at the gorgeous old letterpress machines. You'll want one of those too.

These Highland Plains Prints are letterpress printed on heavy duty recycled chipboard. Each is 8-by-10 inches. ($15 each or get the site of five for $60.)

Chief Art Print, $15.
Bullseye Art Print, $15.
Buffalo Art Print, $15.
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