A New Focus for SSP

Inspiration Board | Sycamore Street Press

Things are looking a bit different in our shop lately. Sycamore Street Press is going through a big transition this year, and I thought I’d let you in on the why:

From 2008 to 2012, our team included contributing writers & designers Amy Shaffer, Kristin Mills, and Stephanie Ford. We loved working with them and their fantastic designs. However, we’ve decided that in moving forward, we need to simplify and focus the aesthetic of the Sycamore brand. With that in mind, we’ve decided to phase out their lines and get back to our roots with my hand-drawn illustrations.

We will always look back fondly on our time working with Amy, Kris, and Steph. They’ve become dear friends. They’re also crazy talented, and we’re excited to see all the new projects they have on the horizon. (This and this, for example.)

We’ve also started printing our greeting cards at a local offset press. With this change, we can experiment more with color, keep up with growing demand, and free up time on our letterpresses for extra special projects like wedding invitations and baby announcements.

Kirk and I are excited for this new page in Sycamore’s story. Making these decisions has allowed us to create an entire wedding collection (debuting in January!), sign up with several sales reps (and therefore get into lots of new shops), free up more time to do the things that we are passionate about and good at (illustrating and working on the business), and see more clearly what the Sycamore Street Press vision and brand is all about (creating a hand drawn life). We can’t wait to show you everything we’ve been dreaming up…


Photo credit: Candice Stringham

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  1. bcrockett says:

    Congrats on the new focus, guys! It’s always tough to decide what direction to take things, but your style is what sets you apart. Loving the new cards, and I’m sure there’s more great work to come!

  2. Congratulations on the new direction! Love the new lines you have recently developed, and looking forward to the wedding line in Jan!

  3. Amorette says:

    Looking forward to seeing your new collection.

  4. claire says:

    all good good things! can’t wait to see more, ssp!

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