We cleaned up the exterior and executed many custom upgrades to this modernist building storefront along the way (inside and out) including the inset wood panels, the custom douglas fir double door with analine-dyed casing and hand-forged door handles, and of course the hanging sign is made of wood type.

We cleaned up the exterior and executed many custom upgrades to this modernist building storefront along the way (inside and out) including the inset wood panels, the custom douglas fir double door with analine-dyed casing and hand-forged door handles, and of course the hanging sign is made of wood type.

 Broadsheet insert detail. We've been doing design work for Full Frame since 2009 and continue to be impressed by what a stellar, and smoothly running, festival they put on year after year. One of Durham’s true gems that rolls around every April (the week after the Final Four).

Broadsheet insert detail. We've been doing design work for Full Frame since 2009 and continue to be impressed by what a stellar, and smoothly running, festival they put on year after year. One of Durham’s true gems that rolls around every April (the week after the Final Four).

Detail of one of the 100 plus books we have designed since 1996.
Southern Fictions by former North Carolina poet laureate Kay Byer was entirely hand-printed and published by Jacar Press (also of Durham).

earnest and inspired work since 1996.

About

An award-winning graphic design, letterpress printing, and book production studio in its third decade, Horse & Buggy Press is located in Durham, North Carolina at 1116 Broad Street where we also curate a 500 square foot fine craft and art gallery Horse & Buggy Press and Friends. The gallery features work by dozens of established 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 and processes available to create engaging printed materials.

Creating contemporary work in a variety of contexts and styles, we have won national design awards while working with a diverse range of clients and collaborators from near and afar. We have a legion of satisfied clients and collaborators who enjoyed the process, and end users who appreciate the artifacts produced with a keen attention to detail.