Hello and welcome to the Old Market printing Co, we’re a Bristol based design and print studio run by husband and wife team, Charlotte and Jonny. We specialise in beautifully designed, screen-printed wedding stationery, paper goods and bespoke brand design.
It all started when…
Jonny and I first met at Uni in Leeds, he was studying Fine Art and I was on Graphic Design. Fast forward 7 years and we were getting ready for the biggest party of our lives so far…our boozy weeklong wedding in Cornwall. Being creative we were keen to make it a DIY wedding as much as possible. By this point Jonny had been perfecting his skills as a screen-printer and I was falling in love with the world of hand-lettering. So naturally we designed and screen-printed our own wedding stationery, not to mention tea towels, bunting, and even a ping pong table...yep, it even had our faces on it.
After the success of our own invites we started making them for friends and then friends of friends. We found it was actually quite fun working with each other and that surprisingly we didn’t get on each other's nerves too much, so it made sense to make it official. In early 2015 we’d just moved down to my home town of Bristol where were sharing a studio space in Old Market area, and so the Old Market Printing Co was born.
Being a part of someone’s wedding is a huge privilege - especially in the exciting planning stages where dreams are still being realised! – so everything we create is crafted by hand, to ensure it’s never less than perfect. A lettering-artist by trade I love to combine lettering and illustration with contemporary fonts. Jonny screen prints every single invite by hand, using really thick card and beautiful inks. This expert insight and close oversight (combined with our adoration of fun parties, obviously) results in eye-catching wedding invitations with a high quality, super tactile finish and intense vibrant colour (including neons and metallics!). We are proud to say that they really do make a difference when they land in your letterbox!
Whether you fancy our curated collections or want to work with us on something bespoke, we love the opportunity of working with new couples. We love to hear all about your plans for the big day and working closely with you to design the stationery of your dreams.
We totally know that planning a wedding can be a bit daunting and stressful, I’m afraid we can’t help you with the nightmare of the guest list politics, but we can guide you through the stationery process with a breeze, how many should you order, what goes on the details card?! How do you ask for a gift in a tasteful way?!
Our years of expertise mean that we’re not only here for advice if you need it, but are also super happy to give it. The friendly, personal service we can give each of our couples as an independent business is one of the reasons we love what we do so much – we really do care, and have totally got your backs!
What are you waiting for, lets have a chat!
Charlotte & Jonny x
PS…we’re now offering a brand spanking new brand design service too!