Iron Curtain Press are one of those local makers that we love but have been trying to figure out when and what to post about on them. Since today is food day and we’ve recently been coming up short on content (Sorry, guys.), we found something they make that is cool and not done by any of the other local design/makers in town: Iron Curtain makes cute coasters. They’d make cute gifts or would be clean, simple coasters to decorate your table–and they’ll keep your surfaces in good condition!
ICP (Not that ICP.) are Highland Park based and run a full service print shop. They make stationary and custom products and are sold from Washington to Mississippi. Everything is handmade, all designs type-set by hand and made with hand-mixed inks on cotton paper: they are as clean in their creations as they are in their making.
The coasters are in keeping with their style and design aesthetic: simple, letterpressed coasters on white cotton paper. According to their Etsy description, they swear by them and use them all the time in their office. “They hold up very well, gaining a nice patina over time and do a great job of protecting our furniture,” they describe, which is good to know as you may be hesitant to purchase paper coasters.
They’re super affordable though: eight dollars for a set of eight. You can get them with a bike, boy scout, or deer pressed to the center of them, all classic and almost literally campy. You can even contact them for custom coasters! Sounds great, if you ask us. They currently only have the scout and deer for sale in their shop but we’re sure more will be around soon. You can check out their goods here.