Hello! I'm Carrie Howe Hersom, the gal in front of and behind the presses at Anemone Letterpress. I'm a native Californian and can't think of many places as wonderful and diverse to call home. I grew up in Central California but moved to the Los Angeles area after high school, where I later attended Otis, College of Art and Design. Though my BFA was in Fashion Design, I eventually ended up falling in love with letterpress. I started this little company in 2007 and all I can say is, being able to draw, design, print, and run my own business is an absolute joy.
I'm married to a great guy, Wally, who sometimes helps out with my crazy letterpress endeavors. While his day (night) job is being a musician, he moonlights as a part-time press mechanic, Potdevin glue technician, and the head of the shipping department. We live in Pasadena in a 1914 Craftsman house with our two dog-kid-friends, Mookie and Odin. When we're not keeping busy with our respective jobs, we love to pack our bags and see the world.
The shop consists of two Heidelberg Windmills, a Vandercook SP-15, two Challenge paper cutters, a Potdevin gluer and rotary press, plus a couple type banks. While maintaining the wedding and card lines keeps us busy, we are still available for custom printing. If you have a specific project in mind, please contact us here.Our cards and invitations have been featured in Daily Candy, Neatorama's Neatogeek, Design Sponge, Apartment Therapy, Oh So Beautiful Paper, Paper Crave, Invitation Crush, and Craft Magazine.