Be Our Valentines

Posted on February 03, 2015 by Robbi Behr

Our press has been loaded with red ink for the past few days. And for once, its purpose was not to correct my many mistakes.

No, this was Valentine’s red. It is the season of love, and so we decided to make some new cards and Anonygrams.

And here is our Valentine. A nest and a bird, a culminating twig and a stream of tiny hearts. You get the picture.

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The inside says “Be my Valentine.” We have plenty, should you wish to send one to that special person who holds the piece to your puzzle.

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Anonygram Recipients Speak!

Posted on January 26, 2015 by Robbi Behr

One of the things we love best about Haywire Letterpress is Anonygrams, which, in case you’re just joining us, is our anonymous letterpress greeting card service. Basically, you give us a name and choose a design, and we send a beautiful piece of heartfelt sentiment (which doubles as a framable art print) to that person in your life who needs a lift or hearty congratulations.

Bundled with each Anonygram is a little card with a secret code. Using this code, the recipient can send an email to their benefactor—without ever learning that person’s identity.


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An Abundance of Good Will

Posted on December 08, 2014 by Matthew Swanson

Anything in multiples is intriguing, if not downright beautiful.

Such is the case with our Anonygrams. The orders have been trickling in, but one day last week, we got socked with a flood of orders, and boy did it feel nice.


And not just because we like getting orders. Of course we do. But more because each Anonygram is itself a gift, a little piece of love, fondness, or admiration that we get to channel through our studios.

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Go Ahead. Make Someone’s Day

Posted on November 24, 2014 by Robbi Behr

Our anonymous greeting card service Anonygrams gives anyone the chance to have us anonymously send a beautiful art print on their behalf. You choose a design that conveys the desired sentiment (congratulations, condolence, affirmation, love, etc.), give us the address, and we take care of the rest.


Each Anonygram is sent in a beautiful blue envelope bearing an address that has been hand-lettered by Robbi. Inside the envelope is a card with a secret code that the sender can use to send a reply—without ever knowing the sender’s identity.

Our hope is to provide a way for people to create goodwill by combining beauty, generosity, and anonymity.

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In Case You Missed Us Last Weekend

Posted on October 30, 2014 by Matthew Swanson

The RiverArts Studio tour is two weekends long, so if you weren’t able to make it to our grand opening, you still have the option of swinging by to say hello during our nearly as grand continuation.

To recap the offerings, our Chestertown stuff will be available for your various stockpiling needs.


I am going to go out on a limb and assume that ours is the only letterpressed likeness of a 7-Eleven on the planet. If I am wrong, I would love to to see the evidence.

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Opening Day

Posted on October 26, 2014 by Matthew Swanson


Yesterday was the much-anticipated (by us, anyway) Grand Opening of our latest creative/business venture, Haywire Letterpress.

In attempting to reconstruct a narrative for your benefit, I realize that it was one of those blur days where everything moves a little too fast, where you have to choose between getting things done and remembering the details.

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Pressed into Service

Posted on October 23, 2014 by Matthew Swanson

If you have been paying a shred of attention, you’ll know that we are in the midst of a torrid fling with a 1,200lb Chandler and Price, en route to a brand new venture into letterpress. The new press is called Haywire, and its grand opening is tomorrow, October 25, from 10:00am-5:00 pm at the barn on South Queen Street.

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