old orchard press
CUSTOM DESIGN & LETTERPRESS PRINTING

ABOUT

Old Orchard Press is the letterpress & illustration work of printer Jes Hughes

Everything is drawn, designed & printed by hand in brooklyn, new york


Jes established OOP in 2015 as a way to combine printmaking with her desire to create things with and for other people. The name is reflective of growing up around the apple orchards of New England ( 'old orchard' also happens to be old slang for 'whiskey').  She has an extensive background in traditional printmaking and is now focusing her experience from working for numerous other artists into her own company.

Jes holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Printmaking from Massachusetts College of Art and Design, where she was first introduced to letterpress. After spending a few months printing at Penland School of Crafts in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Jes attended Pratt Institute in New York and graduated with Honors from the Master of Fine Arts program in 2014.

 

Sorting paper at The Arm in Brooklyn

Sorting paper at The Arm in Brooklyn

Assembling lead type

Assembling lead type