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Navy Midnight Press is designer and printer Annie Amundsen and press dog Viggo.
We design letterpress stationery and art prints in San Francisco and print by hand on antique presses. The designs are influenced by my love of typography, background in landscape design and fine art, and addiction to various design and fashion magazines.
Where did the name Navy Midnight come from? It's from a line in a Seamus Heaney poem called 'Lupins', which are a favorite flower from my New England childhood.
And also, I love the idea of midnight (though these days I'm usually in bed long before)—it's an end and a beginning at the same time. The dead of night can bring on a deep dark state of mind that is somehow clear and bracing. You can get a vantage point at midnight that shows you something new, and I think we all look for those weightless in-between moments. Putting a thoughtful thing in the mail to someone you care about is one of those small moments of possibility and so is opening a beautiful envelope, wondering what you'll find.
Thank you for stopping by Navy Midnight! I hope you find something here that you'd like to send to someone you love.
I do a limited amount of custom work, so if you have a project in mind, drop me a line!
You can reach me at email@example.com.