N AWARD-WINNING graphic design, letterpress printing shop, and book production studio, Horse & Buggy Press is located in Durham, North Carolina at 1116 Broad Street where we also curate a 500 square foot craft and art gallery "Horse & Buggy Press and Friends." The gallery features work by dozens of artists and craftspersons from across the Southeast, many of whom we have collaborated with on book projects.
We head up the printed matter sector of the Aesthetic Police — an emergency relief agency working to counteract the continued decimation of worldwide aesthetic standards. Like any (self-appointed) regulatory agency, we aren't shy about overstepping our bounds. All kidding aside, we are serious about demonstrating the power, mystique, and aura of print. Through our work on projects large and small, public and private, we are quietly instrumental in demonstrating the relevance of beauty, the importance of attention to detail, and the pleasure in creating, seeing, and interacting with well-designed printed materials.
Ink on paper has lasting power. Truth. We believe print is an amazing medium that often does things more powerfully than digital devices, social media, and the various gizmos that we are all supposed to keep up with these days. And yes, we are aware we just told you that through backlit pixels on the internets. Equally adept at utilizing hand, digital, and mechanical technologies of design and production, we use all tools available to create engaging printed materials, and know how to effectively integrate printed projects with digital campaigns.
Creating contemporary work in a variety of contexts, we have won national design awards while working for, and with ,a diverse range of clients and collaborators, near and afar. We have a legion of satisfied clients and collaborators who enjoyed the process, and end users who enjoy the artifacts produced.
This site is updated every year or three with new work (this is a challenge, we like making new work more than showcasing our old projects so please pick up the phone and schedule a meeting if you'd like to see more recent work than what is displayed here, we are also happy to send out samples in the mail).
We host an open studios event on the Second Thursday of every month from 5-8pm.
For glimpses at current projects and side-spur adventures, visit the blog. Please contact us if you would like to be placed on the mailing list (e-mail only, four to six digital newsletters per year).