Monday, June 4, 2012

7 Ton Letterpress Collective

7 Ton Letterpress Collective ( is a little studio in West Asheville devoted to letterpress printing, books, graphic design, calligraphy, paper goods, invitations & shenanigans. The collective includes four artists and friends: Bridget Elmer of Flatbed Splendor (, Beth Schaible of Quill & Arrow Press (, Kelly Kelbel of Tiny Story Factory (, and Ele Annand of Two Step Press (

Bridget Elmer is an artist, bookmaker and letterpress printer. She is the sole proprietor of Flatbed Splendor, the co-founder of Impractical Labor in Service of the Speculative Arts, and serves as a teaching artist at a variety of institutions including Asheville BookWorks, Penland School of Crafts and Ox-Bow.

Beth Schaible of Quill & Arrow Press is a letterpress printer, calligrapher, and bookbinder. 
She studied graphic design at Shepherd University and was a Core Fellow at the Penland School of Crafts.

Kelly Kelbel is a neophyte printer, zinemaker, and community builder in the early stages of exploring the merging of letterpress with critical theory but really she just wants to print a poster for your show or sleeves for your vinyl. In the meantime, she makes simple cards for folks to engage in interpersonal communication in the hand-written form.

Eleanor Annand is an artist and designer. The uniqueness of one persons mark to the next, the expressive qualities of line and the development of visual history are at the root of her work. She create prints, drawings and books that tell the story of her line. 

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