Prickle Press by Prickle Press

Brixton maker

Hello, I'm Rachel and I run Prickle Press, a letterpress design and print business. I make unique, quirky and beautiful paper goods that are luxurious and environmentally friendly.

Letterpress dates back to the 15th century. It is an old, tactile craft that requires time, focus and skill to design and typeset faultlessly, master the machinery and produce a perfect print. Each piece of card is fed through the press, piled, cut and enveloped by hand. The result is something you’ll instantly want to stroke, collect, frame or gift away.

My pen and ink sketches are inspired by little unassuming objects, characters, colours or stories I stumble across in my day-to-day life. I chose the most luxurious and forest-friendly papers, envelopes and inks and turn my favourite sketches into beautiful letterpress prints and stationery that are worth gifting or framing.