Hammerpress is a letterpress print shop and design studio located in the Crossroads Arts District of Kansas City. Owner Brady Vest established Hammerpress in 1994 after graduating from the Kansas City Art Institute. At the time, the shop consisted of one old press and a cabinet of type. Hammerpress quickly earned recognition by creating distinctive record covers and show posters for independent bands and printing letterpress jobs for local design firms. Now one of the most widely known letterpress studios in the United States, Hammerpress has garnered much attention for their distinct approach to typography and design. Brady lives with his wife Lindsay in the Westside neighborhood. Lindsay also has a thriving business called Little Freshie, a soda fountain and espresso bar in the Westside on 17th Street. Both of their innovative businesses are in vintage spaces that have been meticulously renovated.