Megan Fowler (left): Designer + Printer + daughter
gaëlle boling (right): Printer + Mother
Simple Design. Meticulous Craft.
Brown Parcel Press is a small letterpress and design shop powered by four hands. Megan Fowler and her Breton mother, Gaelle Boling, run their studio together on a rural farm in Hancock County, Georgia. We are infinitely inspired by the growth, change, and life we see around us. Our work often showcases our connection to food. With an emphasis on quality, touch, and the beautifully simple things in life we strive to produce paper goods that are playful, smart and striking.
Style & Quality
We are inspired by the colors and patterns of the natural world. Megan, the designer for Brown Parcel Press, got her degree in Printmaking & Book Arts from the University of Georgia where she concentrated on woodblock and letterpress printing. We do not send anything out of our studio that we do not feel 100% satisfied with. Beauty & quality is our job and we are beyond passionate about it.
"If you are interested in something, no matter what it is, go at it at full speed ahead. Embrace it with both arms, hug it, love it and above all become passionate about it. Lukewarm is no good. Hot is no good either. White hot and passionate is the only thing to be." - Roald Dahl
Letterpress delivers the best results, period. It is a centuries old printing technique that yields a visible impression on the paper. This impression gives printed information a crispness, clarity, and elegance you can't get with digital printing. There is a connection produced with each piece of paper that runs through the press.
Our Environmental Impact:
We create goods that are made with paper and ink, so it is impossible to avoid having some environmental impact. That being said, we use only 100% Tree Free paper and have researched and chosen the inks we believe to have the smallest impact on our planet and its natural resources. We keep current with new technologies in printing, and we are committed to continually looking for ways to improve our practices!
About Farm Life
Megan and her husband, Brad, moved to Sparta in 2010. They spent the first two years actively farming livestock on the family's property in addition to running a 2-acre vegetable CSA farm in Sparta for another family. After having a baby and coping with a family illness, they made the decision to scale back their farm and focus on growing their own food and put more energy into creative pursuits. You can see some peeks into our life on the farm on Instagram: @brownparcelpress.