Gifts for Designers: Letterpress and LP Brilliance—With a Message

Instead of a massive holiday gift guide for designers, we’ve decided to focus on things we love and recommend bit by bit this year. Stay tuned to PRINT for a medley of gift ideas for the designer (or the design fan) in your life.

Koeppel Design and The Aesthetic Union want to make one thing clear this year: They don’t ship hate.

More specifically, they are boycotting the ubiquitous shipping and supply company Uline, whose founders are mega donors of Donald Trump, and have put forth more than $60 million to far-right groups and causes.

So with every holiday order the shops send out this year, they’re sending a message—in the form of a free letterpress print, alongside suggestions for alternative business resources.

“The poster was created to generate awareness of Uline’s catastrophic ideals and values (such as their value of the economy over the welfare of its workers and the general public) in hopes of educating small business owners to find other alternatives for shipping and business supplies,” Koeppel Design founder Kate Koeppel says.

Taylor Colledge designed the posters, which were printed by The Aesthetic Union, and art directed by Koeppel Design.

Want to get your hands on one? Let’s dive into a mix of the offerings in each shop to show you how delightfully easy it is.

The Aesthetic Union

AU Editions! // Simón Malvaez

Here Comes the Sun & Moon & Truth // James Lewis Tucker

Tuyshtak (Mount Diablo) // James Lewis Tucker

Gemini Acent // Chris Fritton & James Lewis Tucker

Ink Swipe Cards

Gruss Vom Krampus // Marie-Clare

Koeppel Design

Sunburst Gift Set

11 Horizontal A-Z Record Dividers, Engraved

Record Dividers in Use

The LP Block, Engraved

6 Genre Record Dividers

The Record Tote