Our work is inspired by simplicity in form and function.
While technology has a prominent place in our studio, our century-old letterpress is the heart of our operation. Every piece we create is lovingly had printed on this machine. Each sheet of paper is individually fed into the press where the inked image is pressed into it creating an impression you can see and feel.
Modus designs are always created with respect for the tangible quality of the letterpress medium. Papers are carefully chosen for their colour, texture, weight and environmental qualities. All full sized cards are paired with a kraft envelope made from 100% recycled content and protected with a biodegradable cello sleeve.
New for 2010 we'll be offering weekend workshops at the studio! Click here for more information.
An accomplished graphic designer, Modus Principal & Design Director, Manna Wescott inherited her creative gene from her mother, her mother's mother and her left-handed father.
A big fan of the postman since childhood, she has vivid memories of receiving artfully stamped brown paper packages, and eloquently addressed airmail envelopes that had magically landed on her doorstep from oceans away. With her creative background and this nostalgic notion in mind, she was naturally drawn to letterpress.
In 2007 she began steps to establishing Modus Paperie & Press with the purpose of being an advocate for traditional social etiquette and subsequently, hoping to have a small hand in the preservation of the printed word. She believes that genuine expression is not lost, it was simply misplaced somewhere between the advent of eMail and the facebook gift.