We chatted with Igloo to learn more about its expansion and plans
Photo courtesy Igloo Letterpress
You've probably heard of Igloo Letterpress-the Worthington letterpress and bookbinding business has made a name for itself in Columbus for the past six years. Now, Igloo has an exciting move on the horizon: Currently, the studio operates out of a small building on New England Avenue, with its retail shop (Snow House Gift Shop) in an 1817 home next door. But this fall Igloo Letterpress is moving to a bigger space just around the corner on High Street. "We're excited to have the production and the retail in the same space," says owner Allison Chapman. "To see someone run the presses while shopping is really engaging."
To help fund the move, Igloo launched a Kickstarter campaign, with a goal to raise $40,000. Currently, Igloo has raised more than $12,000. Studio Director Beth Dekker explains that Igloo's class offerings are the main drive behind the move, since the current space can only host 10 to 12 people at one time.
"The new space gives us more room," Dekker says. "It's a dedicated area for community creativity. We don't have to shut down the production of whole sale, weddings, etc. for classes. Both areas of business are growing."
For more information about Igloo, check out the shop's site.
-Heather Weekley, @heather_weekley