Hello world —
It’s the tail end of my work day and as I sit here, I’m finishing up a bowl of wonton soup — my fourth of the week. Aside from the sudden realization that I’ve consumed more sodium this week than any person should average in a year, I’ve been feeling quite choked up by the amount of support we’ve received since 9th Letter Press’ conception. I don’t know what else to say, other then a profound thank you.
So, I frequently get asked where the name 9th LETTER PRESS comes from. Many have believed it had something to do with a newsroom or an old forgotten printing company; probably one in which Benjamin Franklin worked in (kind of awesome, actually). While my grandmother probably lit a candle every day for ten years praying that I’d be a journalist for CNN, the name has nothing to do with anything news related.
I’d been trying to come up with a name for what looked like then, a fun little side project. When said project started to rule my free time, I decided to take a leap of faith into the entrepreneurial rabbit hole. I knew what I wanted the company to “look” like, the type of work I’d wanted to produce, and where I wanted to be. Everything seemed all systems GO.
But first, a name. Here was the running list:
- Emporium Press
- Abacus Paper
- Atlas Nine (alas, already a band. That was the first one to go)
- Atlas Designs
And there you have it.
In other news (ha!), I’ll be adding five new cards to the store. Hope you like them as much I enjoyed drawing them. Pictures will be up soon! 🙂