Little Book of Letterpress

I am so excited and proud to tell you that my work and my studio have been featured in this book called “Little Book of Letterpress“! It is a little BIG book, filled with lots of amazing work from all over the world! It is so fun just flipping through :)

The cover has a nice impression, too.

And I have a spread! Page 174 and page 175.

It should be out everywhere in US and outside of US, too. You can grab a copy here or here.

Thank you so much, Charlotte, for including my work!! She also has a great design blog, I’ve been a fan :)

Interview at Wayside Violet

I was recently asked to do an interview from lovely Jessica at Wayside Violet — and wow, she did such a nice write-up about my work and my studio, I am more than flattered, thank you so much!! Please read my little interview here!

Jessica also has a very cozy etsy shop, check out her stuff, too :)

Thank you, thank you, thank you! xo Hijiri


Printed more “thank you” cards with wood types for my shop the other day and look what happened! “E” was backward :) It happens sometimes due to the mirrored wood type blocks, but thought it was fun to share it here. I flipped the “E” after this so just this only one.

In case you never seen this, this is something I print for my customers. I write a thank you note for each customer on the back of the card. You will receive one with your order*!

*not with poster orders, unfortunately… these cards are too stiff to include into a tube mailer :(

I have “Hello!” “Enjoy!” and “Thank U!” now. Let’s see which one you will receive…

New: Letterpress Gift Tags

Good morning! Hello, another week! Hope you had a great weekend…

Over the weekend, I listed some more holiday stuff in my etsy shopletterpress gift tags! They came out so cute, I hope they will add some specialness to your warm holiday thoughts… :)

For “Merry Christmas” and “Season’s Greetings” part, I used blind impression — meaning no ink, just the impression. The set up and everything is the same, just print without the ink:


Makes great deboss effect! I love it! (I forgot my camera at home this day, these were taken by my iPhone… sorry for a bit less quality photos…)


Next, I printed “To” and “From” with very light grey:


I used stripes of papers (Mohawk Superfine papers — very high quality papers) that were left over from another project. No waste on papers! Worked perfectly for this project.


And here are the final product….

Merry Christmas Letterpress Gift Tags:



Season’s Greetings Letterpress Gift Tags:



What do you think? Hope you like them! :)