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Starshaped Press


4636 N. Ravenswood Ave., Suite 103


Lincoln Square / Ravenswood


Sat, Oct 14: 10am - 5pm

Sun, Oct 15: 10am - 5pm

Long Lines Photography Permitted Washrooms Available



Starshaped Press is a letterpress and design studio located in the Streamline Moderne-style Bulldog Lock Co. Building. Once a bustling area for the city's vast printing industry, Starshaped continues this tradition by focusing on printed works created with 19th and 20th century antique metal and wood type using 80- to 100-year-old printing presses. For more than two decades the studio has preserved the technology of the past through production, creating countless personal and client-based projects that include posters, stationery, business collateral and music packaging.

Vintage Printing Press Demo: We'll have one of our antique printing presses, a 1962 Chicago-made proof press, up and running for visitors to take home a printed souvenir made right before their eyes.

Visitor Experience

Visitors are invited to explore the studio. A working press will be set up and running so guests can see it in action and take home a souvenir print.