Old Orchard Press (OOP) is the letterpress & illustration work of printer jes hughes. Everything is drawn, designed & printed by hand in Brooklyn, New York.
Jes established OOP in 2015 as a way to combine printmaking with her desire to create things with and for other people. The name is reflective of growing up around the apple orchards of New England ( ‘old orchard’ also happens to be old slang for ‘whiskey’). She has an extensive background in traditional printmaking and is now focusing her experience from working for numerous other artists into her own company.
Jes holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Printmaking from Massachusetts College of Art and Design, where she was first introduced to letterpress. After spending a few months printing at Penland School of Crafts in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Jes attended Pratt Institute in New York in 2012 and received a Master of Fine Arts in Printmaking.