Typecase Industries is a tight-knit design firm thought up and executed by three close friends. Based out of Washington DC, TCI is the cumulative aspiration to be the bosses we’ve always wanted. Specializing in letterpress, we offer full-scale design services and letterpress printing services for creative, inspired, like-minded individuals.
Our goal is to raise funds to move into a new (to be determined) location.... We are currently housed in a building of artists studios, but have definitely outgrown our space. In our new space, we will be able to:
- offer more community workshops, including events for educators and students
- participate and host community-wide art events
- offer press and studio rental time
- increase the amount and variety of our workshops
- grow as a business
What We Need & What You Get
The money we're raising is going into any build-out costs and the moving expenses for a new location... these presses are heavy ya'll!! Anything after those expenses will go towards new and exciting equipment like a foil stamping machine, drill press, plate maker and tons of new type!! If we don't reach our entire goal, the money will still be put towards the building, and we will supplement the rest with loans.
From prints and cards to workshops and wedding suites, for your financial support, we've got a ton of great perks. Donate the full amount and we'll literally throw you a party in our new space!
Since we started TCI a little over a year ago, business has been soaring! Your contribution will help us grow even more.
We believe that we are more than just a business and we are looking for a space that will help us engage with the DC community. In our new space, we will be able to offer more workshops - including letterpress, screenprinting and binding - as well as provide studio space for guest artists to run workshops, such as calligraphy and papermaking. We are also looking into some large community printing events as well as partnering with DC area schools to inspire and introduce young adults to the world of printmaking and discuss what its like to create and operate your own business.
We have never asked for financial contributions before, and have started our business with no loans and no debt. We are hoping that our past year of success will convince you all to believe in us as we take this huge step forward.
Other Ways You Can Help
Short on cash? We understand - so are we! Here are some other great ways you can support us:
- Spread the word about our campaign!
- Come by and see us at the DCMeetMarket the first Saturday of every month on P Street... just around the corner from Logan Circle (or) at the new and awesome District Flea every Saturday from now through October 19th!
We're so grateful for the support we've had in the DC, letterpress and art communities! We are looking forward to many more years of bringing art to the District!
A big huge thanks goes to our families and friends for supporting us over the past few years!
- Mother Grits made our amazing video
- Music by Mirepoix (made especially for us!)
- The lovely still of us is by Lena Lendagger (above and in the video!)