We don’t mean purple satin, long hair and guitars heavy metal. We mean one ton of cast iron slowly squeezing paper in its tender embrace. We mean men and women lavishing attention on long forgotten machines that once were the epoch of human ingenuity. Hammers hitting steel, the squeak of belts, and the sizzle of oil on well lubed bushings. We love letterpress.
People used to make things with blood and toil and sleepless nights. Nothing you truly care about can be made by a nameless face in a far flung country and left out in the rain on your porch the next day. Our investment in this unique and powerful area in communication history is missed parties, skinned knuckles, and an alarm that comes too early. We do it because we care about the things we make.
Workhorse Printmakers is a private press run by John Earles and Jennifer Blanco, co-founders of Field of Study branding studio in Houston, Texas. We created Workhorse so that we could experiment and dream up singular letterpress and foil stamp projects.
Contact us at Field of Study for special projects and collaboration inquiries.