Graphic Design for Individuals and Small Brands | NYC and The Catskills
 
 

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Hyped on Type.

B.IMPRESSED Shop focuses on typography based design and letterpress printing. Bessie loves working with small businesses and individuals to find the type that matches their brands vision. She finds that most clients are clear on their photography + imagery, but feel lost pulling everything together with type.

Her experience letterpress printing for 9 years has given her intimate knowledge for how typefaces work together and the confidence to choose the best ones from all that’s commercially available.

She enjoys gathering lots of information, so she can design with intention and is continually pulling from resources beyond the computer – i.e: vintage type and ornament, specimen books, and printed ephemera.

 
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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

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about b.

Bessie is a graphic designer 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 type that was never digitized.

Aren't these two things polar opposites?  Yes However, Bessie sees them as two different ways of working with typography 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 began a 9 year affair with letterpress printing. She studied Graphic Design and graduated as an Open Major so she could focus on letterpress printing while starting B.IMPRESSED Shop in 2010. Now she enjoys combining her passion for letterpress printing with designing digitally, and loves how these processes overlap.

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

 
 

services

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

LOGO DESIGN - especially type based logos 

WEB DESIGN - customized websites & blogs for Squarespace or Wordpress

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

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