Hyped on Type.

B.IMPRESSED Shop focuses on typography based design and letterpress printing. Bessie loves working with small businesses and individuals pairing and designing with typography that feels right for them.

Bessie has been letterpress printing for 9 years and the way she in the shop and designing digitally are very closely connected. She enjoys gathering lots of information so she can design with intention and is continually pulling from resources in the shop: vintage type and ornament, specimen books, and printed ephemera.


Typography n. 

1. the style and appearance of printed matter

  •  The art or procedure of arranging type or processing data and printing from it.

2.  the style, arrangement, or appearance of printed letters on a page


about b.

Bessie is a graphic designer and letterpress printer who loves working with type in its 3D and 2D forms.  She likes to imagine her print and web work holding hands and often intersects them by pulling in printed scans or incorporating vintage type that wasn’t digitized. 

Aren't these two things polar opposites?  Yes However, Bessie sees them as two different ways of working with type and enjoys their differences. Working in the shop influences how she works digitally and vice versa. Knowing that most individuals + businesses need both, she enjoys being able to work with them through the whole process.

How did you get started?  While studying at Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Bessie found the letterpress shop on campus and took a weekend workshop over the summer. After this class, she knew typography would be a main focus in her life and had fallen in love with letterpress printing. It was an immediate feeling of comfort she got while working with metal type that hooked her. She left Graphic Design to be an Open Major so she could focus on letterpress and started B.IMPRESSED Shop in 2010. 

Can we collaborate?  Yes! If you're interested in working together please get in touch



+  Brand Development - for individuals and companies looking to create or revise their visual identity  

+  LOGO DESIGN - especially logotypes (type based logos) 

+  WEB DESIGN - customized websites & blogs

+  LETTERPRESS PRINTING & Design - in-house letterpress printing & design with hand-set type

+  PRINT ColLateral - both flat and letterpress printed printed goods - business cards, postcards, menus, etc.