We are Ana & Alessandro. We founded Carissimo Letterpress to share our love of exclusive papers, typography and special printing techniques.
We met in Milan, Italy nearly a decade ago while studying graphic design and fashion design at renown Italian universities. Our professional experiences include working for several graphic design agencies in Milan and designing jewellery and accessories for an international fashion house. After 4 years we packed our bags and took off on a travel year that brought us as far as Australia and New Zealand. We returned to Europe with our minds full of ideas and inspirations.
After deciding to create our base in Vienna we started assembling our studio. We have found our antique machines somewhere between the south of Italy, the Swiss mountains and down-town Vienna. They all come from a time of artisan making, real handcraft and full-on steel power. Each of them has her own story and is lovingly named by us.
And when we are not at the studio? Alessandro is restoring his vintage motorbike...yes, he just can't get enough of old machines! Inheriting her grandmother's hunting gene Ana loves to go flea-market shopping...and Alessandro is not happy about it! Together we love to travel, cook (well, Ana cooks & Alessandro loves to eat), browse through museums and indulge in Italian aperitivos. We miss Italy and we try to make up by doing many things as Italian as we possibly can like drinking lots of caffés, calling our moms every day and obsessing about cheese.
We dedicate ourselves to create unique printing products for unique people. We love the moment when our clients hold their print products and feel the print with their fingers. We produce prints that are a far cry from industrial mass products to really make our clients and their stories stand out.
In the last 4 years we have designed hundreds of invitations, post cards, notebooks, brand identities and special designs for international clients.
We are happy to count many companies, hotels, wedding couples & their guests, wedding planners, designers, photographers, artists and shops among our customers.