578 West Main Street
Spartanburg, SC  29301
(864) 804 - 6501

            WEST MAIN ARTISTS CO-OP        

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BRANNON CARTER

Artist Statement


Working as a team with my wife Robin, we make eco-friendly letterpress greeting cards, stationery, event invitations, business cards, and just about anything you can dream for everyday, functional prints. I'm a teacher by training, technology guru by sheer gifting, graphic designer by determination, tinkerer through boredom, and letterpress printer by choice. My passion is to help others express themselves and connect with others through functional prints. I make handcrafted art you can mail, display, and hand out to others. Using state of the art equipment, circa 1906, I enjoy the visual and kinesthetic experience involved in working with vintage letterpress equipment and modern design aesthetics to create contemporary art for personal and business ventures. Robin combines hand-drawn and hand-lettered illustrations with bright colors to create designs that draw you in to offer words of encouragement, love and friendship in your handwritten notes.



Bio

Brannon and Robin met in English class during their freshmen year of college at then Troy State University in Troy, Alabama. After dating for four years, planning a wedding, breaking up and calling the whole thing off, they were married in 1998 and have spent their lives together enjoying the freedom that comes from not having children and following the leading of the Holy Spirit in their lives. They currently live in Spartanburg, South Carolina.


After taking a letterpress class with the late Mr. William “Bill” Wheatley, they decided to embark on a journey to rediscover their inner artists that had been hidden inside for both of them since high school. Brannon joined the West Main Artists Co-op in the Winter of 2013 and later in the Fall of 2014 he decided to take his art from hobby to business and together, they officially opened R&B Printery, specializing in eco-friendly letterpress paper goods.


Contact

www.rbprintery.com

brannon@rbprintery.com