Richenda Brim - Letterpress Studio & Bindery

American Made Since 2013

Richenda Brim

Los Angeles, California
Small batch letterpress & paper goods, bookbinding classes, and custom printing & binding. All hand set, hand printed, and hand bound in LA.

Tell us about your business.

Richenda Brim - Letterpress Studio & Bindery is the culmination of my 20 years of study and work in book arts and letterpress. Previous incarnations, including the letterpress card line Clementine Press, have grown into my dream business that combines print work, bookbinding, and teaching. All of my work uses traditional craft processes - hand set type, individually printed pieces, hand torn paper, traditional binding structures - to realize original designs with a modern sensibility. I believe in the evidence of the maker's hand in handmade work and enjoy the unique surprise of each hand printed card and hand bound journal.

What makes your business stand out?

My business is not just about realizing my own creative dreams. It is also about encouraging the maker in others. Through bookbinding classes, design consulting, and even commission work I seek to support the creative visions of my students and clients.

What's the best business advice you've received?

A very inspiring yoga friend often says: stay on your own mat. This has become a powerful mantra as I build my business. While other business stories can be inspiring, the tendency to compare can be stifling. I'm working hard to trust my dreams and follow my own plan to success.

Mark Your Calendar

    Aug. 31, 2015

    Final day for entering the Audience Choice Award competition.

    Oct. 19, 2015

    Final day to cast your vote for your favorite makers.

    Oct. 23, 2015

    2015 Editors' Award Winners and Audience Choice Winner announced.

    See past Award Winners
    Nov. 7, 2015

    Don’t miss our networking event and maker lecture series in New York City. Tickets are available now.

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