South London Letterpress founders Scott Hickson and Karen Silcock have been good friends -- and correspondents -- since meeting through our children's school in 2009.
We have quite diverse backgrounds -- back in the day, Scott was a New York-based speechwriter and Karen was a midwife in Surrrey. We decided we wanted to do something creative and design-focused for our next project. We both fell for the beautiful, whimsical letterpress stationery we were seeing on travels to the US, and from independent printers here in the UK.
Nowadays, we are on a mission to bring letterpress stationery to the London community where we live, play, and, of course, write letters. We're starting in Wandsworth, the heart of busy, family-focused South London, and soon we'll be turning up all over the South, so keep your eyes open.
We are really enjoying sharing our finds with our customers at school fairs and online, and we would love to hear from you. We also love meeting makers and printers -- their commitment to craft and the pleasures of writing good old fashioned snail mail is inspiring to us, and we hope to you. Please do let us know if you see something here that you are interested in, or if there is a printer where you are who should be on our site.
We'd love to hear from you!
Scott and Karen