teaching at Blackbird Letterpress.  photo by Mark Martin

teaching at Blackbird Letterpress. photo by Mark Martin

Gutwrench Press is dedicated to better correspondence through letterpress printed postcards, unique hand-bound books, and zines exploring our connections to our hometowns. We use recycled and re-purposed materials whenever possible and encourage you to write back through the Keep Writing Project.

Recently we have begun a micro distribution carrying a few select zines about mental health, herbal support, body image and indigenous Louisiana culture, as a way to carry and amplify a wider variety of voices.

questions? custom print inquires? knock knock jokes?

email me at guwrenchpress@gmail.com or

write: p.o. box 221 arabi, la 70032

Who am I?:

Hope Amico founded gutwrench press in 2008.  She has a BFA from Louisiana State University, focusing on printmaking and book arts. She has worked with letterpress printers in Louisiana and the Bay Area, and in 2106 she returned to New Orleans where she now resides.  To see her fine art work, go to www.hopeamico.com.

what other people say:

Broken Pencil magazine Fall 2018

New Orleans Magazine May 2018

Country Roads Magazine, October 2017

The Daily Reveille May 2017 where a student from my alma mater gets my last name very wrong

Boxcar Press December 2015

SFGate July 2015

Poppytalk November 2011 with Blackbird Letterpress