Jen Farrell


Jen Farrell


Since 1999, Jennifer Farrell has operated Starshaped Press in Chicago, with a focus on designing & printing everything from business cards to posters, as well as custom commissions, wholesale ephemera and limited edition prints & books. All work in the studio is done with metal and wood type, making Starshaped one of the few presses in the country producing commercial work while preserving antique type and related print materials. Jennifer’s work has been repeatedly recognized in books, magazines and design blogs, and has appeared in poster shows throughout the USA and Europe.

Letterpress Revival

Starshaped Press has been a major contributor to the revival of letterpress printing in Chicago in the 21st century. Its proprietor, Farrell, shows how the press started, and what she’s learned along the way..

Events with Jen Ferrell

Presentation: “Letterpress in the 21st Century” on Friday, October 4