Blackbird Letterpress

Kathryn Hunter began Blackbird Letterpress in 2003, after she bought a Chandler & Price 8x12 letterpress. Since she couldn't move the 1100lb press into her apartment, her friends, Pudd & Leigh Anne, came to the rescue by offering their back room as a printshop. Pudd & Kathryn flew up to to the Windy city and loaded a couple tons of type and cabinets and other goodies out of a basement into a moving truck, and drove it back to Bayou Country. A collection of vintage printers' cuts came from a long time printer in New Iberia, Louisiana. The printshop grew up little by little in that back room from 2003-2007 until it was bursting the seams. Blackbird then worked out of a mural-clad building in Baton Rouge from 2007-2016, which they shared with a cool metalworking business and two frisky guard dogs. The printshop moved in Fall of 2016 and has expanded in space and equipment. We use the original C&P 8x12, along with a Vandercook SP15, C&P 10x15, and 2 Heidelberg Windmills. and have 2 new frisky guard dogs. You can see them by searching Instagram for #heartbuttjunior and #avathegirlscout.
Holy Cow It’s Your Birthday Card - Card

Blackbird Letterpress

Holy Cow It's Your Birthday Card

$6.00

Whaley Great Birthday Gift Card - Card

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Whaley Great Birthday Gift Card

$6.50

Birthday Bunny Gift Card - Card

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Birthday Bunny Card

$6.50

Birthday Octopus Card - Card

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Birthday Octopus Card

$5.50

Terrarium Birthday Card - Card

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Terrarium Birthday Card

$5.50

Champagne Congratulations Fold Out Card - Front of cardCard

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Champagne Congratulations Fold Out Card

$6.50

Thanks Hand Card - Card

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Thanks Hand Card

$5.50

Killin’ It Killer Whale Gift Card - Card

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Killin' It Killer Whale Gift Card

$6.50

Skeleton Articulated figure - Toy

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Skeleton Articulated figure

$18.50

letterpressed henna happiness hand card

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Henna Happiness Hand Card

$5.50

Succulent Birthday Shaped Card - Card

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Succulent Birthday Shaped Card

$5.50

Feathers Sky Is The Limit Card - Card

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Feathers Sky Is The Limit Card

$5.00

Dad Sharpest Tool in the Shed Card - Card

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Dad Sharpest Tool in the Shed Card

$5.50

Oops Raccoon Gift Card - Card

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Oops Raccoon Gift Card

$6.50

Geometric Star DIY Ornament Kit - Gift

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Geometric Star DIY Ornament Kit

$8.50