About Us

And Our Culture

WE ARE DREAMERS, DRAWERS, CYCLISTS, GARDENERS, FANS, FRIENDS, FAMILY, JOKERS, HUNGRY.

Jenna
Hipgrave

Co-Founder, Production Director & Letterpress Printer

Jenna Hipgrave

Co-Founder, Production Director & Letterpress Printer

Simon
Hipgrave

Co-Founder & Creative Director

Simon Hipgrave

Co-Founder & Creative Director

Andreea
Nemes

Studio Manager

Andreea Nemes

Studio Manager

Adam
Flannery

Designer, Letterpress Printer & Paper Engineer

Adam Flannery

Designer, Letterpress Printer & Paper Engineer

Matt
Osborne

Designer, Letterpress Printer & Instructor

Matt Osborne

Designer, Letterpress Printer & Instructor

Olive

Welcoming Committee

Olive

Welcoming Committee

We partner with creative people, agencies and brands, crafting true connections between their world and yours.

We create intimate physical moments – applying stories, branding and logo design to packaging, direct mail, stationery, business cards and invitations.

While we’re not afraid to get our hands dirty with experimentation, we’re always hungry for perfection.

Always hungry, never satisfied.

FOR WORK THAT HOLDS WEIGHT

Like you, we obsess over the details.

We know that every project that comes through our doors is one-of-a-kind. We're for people that don't cut corners. We take time. We create a dialogue with our clients to reach a finished product that is true to their vision, maximises value and minimises waste. We welcome the creative community who take risks, ask questions and keep their heads in the clouds.

Second Nature

For us, sustainability has always been second nature. It's embedded in our process, our method and our people. All our work is powered by green energy – we can even letterpress your project without electricity – just good old fashioned human power. The paper stocks we use and recommend are uncoated, recycled and often tree-free. We consider the finished product, the materials and our impact on our world.

We do this for us, for you, your clients and our future.

OUR PRINT

Open Minds

Our design sensibilities combined with extensive production knowledge creates physical experiences that are touching and can be touched, leaving behind an indelible impression.

We work with clients of all different kinds, from furniture makers to industry super funds, cafe owners to couples on their way down the aisle – anyone that wants to make a meaningful connection in the real world.

OUR DESIGN

We make a range of everyday notebooks and stationery that are made more than sustainable: we're using 50% of our profits to support mental health and regenerating forests in Australia. It's the culmination of everything that is dear to us. We call it Off–Line.

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Welcome

TOGETHER WE’LL MAKE YOUR NEXT PROJECT AMAZING.
TOGETHER WE’LL MAKE YOUR NEXT PROJECT AMAZING.

We welcome all of our clients to collaborate and share in the process. Face-to-face consultation for each project provides opportunity to exchange ideas. Final press checks before the project runs ensures you know exactly what you're getting, and from who – right here in our Northcote studio.

For us, there’s fulfilment in the journey of creation.

Say Hello

We love to curate, exhibit, talk and write about our design process and our craft of letterpress printing, and support fellow creatives doing the same.

curated

  • 'Twenty-Six'
  • ALNF fundraiser
  • December 2019
  • ‘Potluck’
  • Free to Feed fundraiser
  • December 2017
  • ‘Post Post Office’
  • NGV Design Week
  • March 2017
  • ‘Shelter’
  • ASRC Fundraiser
  • December 2016
  • 'RiiTUALS'
  • September 2012 & December 2012
  • ‘Trophy Lives’
  • May 2012
  • ‘Queenslake’
  • Premier’s Disaster Relief Appeal
  • March 2011

exhibited

  • ‘Letterpress Around The World’
  • Kappan Tokyo 2018
  • July 2018
  • ‘Pinzilla’
  • May 2016
  • ‘Ladies of Letterpress Book Show’
  • December 2015
  • ‘The Director’s Cut’
  • Look Hear
  • October 2013
  • Obus Papercraft Installation
  • August 2013
  • Gorman Adventure Sneakers
  • June 2013
  • ‘Upfront’
  • March 2013
  • ‘Board’
  • NGV Studio
  • November 2011
  • ‘Seven With Another’
  • July 2011
  • ‘Stop Flooding My Record Collection’
  • May 2011

speaking

  • 'The Future of Design'
  • TDK Tuesdays
  • December 2019
  • ‘Print Isn’t Dead’
  • RMIT
  • October 2018
  • ‘Heavy Metal'
  • Mohawk Show
  • September 2017
  • Creative Talks
  • Renew Newcastle
  • October 2015
  • Volume Control
  • May 2014
  • Analogue Digital
  • May 2013
  • ‘Backwards’
  • Creative Mornings
  • May 2013
  • Sex, Drugs & Helvetica
  • September 2012
  • Look Hear
  • August 2011

published

  • ‘Box Inc.: The New Generation of Packaging’
  • by Basheer Graphic Books
  • ‘Conversations with Creative Women: Volume One’
  • by Tess McCabe
  • ‘Graphic Design: Australian Style Manual’
  • by Suzie Haddock,Astred Hicks, Andrew Barnum & Felix Oppen
  • ‘Hands On’
  • by Victionary
  • ‘I Heart Stationery’
  • by Charlotte Rivers
  • ‘Low-Tech Print: Contemporary Hand-Made Printing’
  • by Caspar Williamson
  • ‘Neon: New Fluorescent Graphics’
  • by Victionary
  • ‘Nice To Meet You Again’
  • by Victionary
  • ‘Owning It: A Creative’s Guide to Copyright, Contracts and The Law’
  • by Sharon Givoni
  • ‘People of Print: Innovative, Independent Design and Illustration’
  • by Marcroy Smith, Andy Cooke
  • ‘Process Journal’, Edition Seven
  • by MADE Publishers
  • ‘The Ladies of Letterpress: A Gallery of Prints with 80 Removable Posters’
  • by Jessica White & Kseniya Thomas
  • ‘The Modern Wedding: From Graphics to Styling’
  • by Sandu Publishing
  • ‘Typograph.Journal’, Volume 01
  • by Nicole Arnett Phillips

supported

  • 'Whole of Discipline', Season 2
  • RMIT Communication Design
  • 2020
  • '#CaringThruCovid'
  • May 2020
  • 'Water, An Exhibition for Change'
  • Glasshaus Inside
  • 13 June 2019
  • ‘Simple Gestures’
  • November 2018
  • ‘Pattern for Yemen’
  • by A Friend of Mine & The Souvenir Society
  • October 2018
  • ‘Fossil/Human’
  • by Bonnie Eichelberger & Luke Elliot
  • January 2015
  • ‘I Believe in Space’
  • by Jess Cruickshank
  • October 2014
  • ‘GOLD’
  • by Sean Fennessy
  • October 2013