ABOUT

{founded by the family hound}

Back before our trusty Chandler & Price Platen press was unloaded into the studio with a heavy iron thud, we rescued a puppy from Quebec. We named her Siler, but as a German Shorthaired Pointer, our family endearingly called her by the generic term for any hunting breed – “bird dog”.  Later, when we rescued the century old press and put it to work, well, the moniker just rolled off the tongue.

  Allison Bozeman & "Siler" - THE Bird Dog, photo by Julia Vandenoever

Allison Bozeman & "Siler" - THE Bird Dog, photo by Julia Vandenoever

Allison Bozeman wears many aprons as a letterpress pixie / woodtype worshiper / indie ink siren / vintage fabric vixen / event evangelist and owner of BirdDog Press. What started as a penchant for pen and paper in the digital age, an obsession with a more tactile, interactive experience grew. Feathered with more than 20 years of design expertise in her cap, Allison began spreading her wings into letterpress printing, non-traditional materials and a handmade approach. BirdDog Press was born when a rescued hunting dog inspired a design + letterpress studio with a trained eye for craftsmanship in place of perfectionism, a love of pattern and perspective and a collaboration of history and modern technology.