Starshaped Press

Our Calling Card Collection

All of the designs here feature many of the incredible antique typefaces we have in the studio, as well as borders and ornaments. Below are pdf catalogs of the four aesthetic styles we currently offer, along with pricing info. Paper and inks are completely customizable, and all cards are printed in three colors.

We highly recommend samples; our cards aren’t like the other letterpress work out there because we work with 19th century materials and not modern printing plates. Contact us for details.

PLEASE NOTE! IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR NEW-TIMEY LETTERPRESS WITH DIGITALLY CREATED DESIGNS PRESSED HEAVILY INTO THICK COTTON PAPER, WE ARE NOT THE STUDIO FOR YOU! If you are looking for something more offbeat, quirky or vintage, we just might be a great fit.

City of Big Ornaments Cards

Chicago is our kind of town, but New York might be yours. Or San Francisco. Or Detroit. These mid-century modern cards build an urban aesthetic, one ornament at a time, proving God does, indeed, live in the details.

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Style Samples

Come On Vogue! Cards

Sleek and streamlined, who doesn’t love the simple and clean lines of the Deco period. These cards feature actual type and ornaments from the 20’s and 30’s, and speak to those who prefer victrolas to ipods.

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Style Samples

Wanted! Cards

Walk away with the reward for sheer number of typefaces on your card! Pretend your friends and acquaintances are out-laws! Impress your designer friends with real printed wood type! Party like it’s 1889!

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Style Samples

Yes We Can Can Cards

Can you? These cards feature our typefaces and ornaments so old they may have passed their youth sipping absinthe at the Moulin Rouge. If they weren’t busy advertising it, that is.

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Style Samples