Visual Art – Connecticut
Hartford Prints! is a family-run print studio that specializes in distinctive letterpress for custom wedding invitations, stationery and business cards as well as Hartford-themed greeting cards and art. Sisters Addy Gale, Callie Gale Heilmann, and Rory Gale have joined their creative forces to produce prints that blend modern typography, fun design, and offbeat composition. Originally created and run by Addy in 2009, Hartford Prints! started as both a letterpress studio and an educational space. Thanks to a grant from the City of Hartford Arts & Heritage Jobs Grant Program, students from Hartford Public High School were given part-time jobs learning the craft of letterpress. In May 2012, older sister Addy was joined by middle sister Callie and younger sister Rory to move the studio in new directions. Their combined talents ensure that Hartford Prints! stays true to its mission of providing singular ephemera and promoting the local community.