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About Us

Cousins Anna Marilyn and Kate Alice were born and bred thirty miles from the Gulf of Mexico in Lake Charles, Louisiana, with the eponymous lake itself in both of their backyards. The shelves in their childhood homes were filled with antique duck decoys, Newcomb pottery,  and books on Latin translation.  After twenty years as cousins and friends spent cultivating their imaginations under ancient oaks, they separated for a time:  Anna went off to university and studied graphic design; Kate, English.  The cousins have reunited in New Orleans, still friends, but now business partners as well;  and they have found a way to combine these histories, both assimilated and learned, their appreciation of words and beauty, their love of the old South and of tradition, into a single art—letterpress printing.