The Story of Igloo
Igloo is a small but mighty letterpress and bookbinding studio, retail shop and commercial printer in central Ohio. Our roots are steeped in history. We are passionate about using our extensive collection of wood and metal type and beautiful vintage image cuts. As a modern letterpress printer we thrive on pushing the envelope and experimenting with the best of digital and analog techniques. To visit our studio is to receive an education in not only the 600-year history of printing, but to get a glimpse of where it is going and why it is an always changing, vibrant, and exciting craft.
What's in a Name?
When Allison Chapman and her husband John decided to buy their very first home in Minnesota, his grandmother--a California native--thought they were a little bit crazy. Seriously, it's just so cold. Grandma while always supportive, affectionally dubbed their home in the icy north "the igloo."
When Allison inherited her grandfather's original printing equipment, the name for her new letterpress and bookbinding company seemed obvious.
Today, Igloo Letterpress has moved a tiny bit south, to a snug little shop in Worthington, Ohio, but it continues to be everything a self-respecting igloo should be: a place of warmth, creativity, and shelter for everyone who longs for a charming alternative to a sometimes-cold digital world.