She thinks, draws, reads.
She prepares, makes, and hosts.
She loves to bring people around her dinner table, a record player spinning,
a kitten sleeping, and wine refilling.
She loves the snow, a fire and an old-fashioned.
She imagines her happiest times up in the woods with her mountain of sweaters.
A girl who was always fascinated with old movies, old sounds, and now old machinery.
She letterpresses furiously, and continues a world of hand -written notes,
hand-printed invitations, and ink-stained hands.
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Alex Labriola is the founder of Al Stampa, a creative studio that specializes in illustration, branding and letterpress. After a decade of working in-house as a Creative Director in both the interiors and hotels industry, and freelancing as an illustrator and designer, she merged her two worlds to pursue Al Stampa’s daily mission…telling stories. She believes that an identity can be expressed by what you see, what you touch, and how you feel. These layers of visual storytelling allow us to build lives around beauty and authenticity. Now based in Amsterdam, Al Stampa’s clients are from all over the world. Her work includes logo + visual branding development, custom illustrations for the home, letterpress printed pieces and more.
Letterpress is the oldest form of printing. In this method, a surface with raised letters or illustrations, is inked and pressed into the surface of paper, to produce an image. All projects involving letterpress are 100% handmade by Al Stampa. The design, to the mixing of ink, printing, cutting down, and send off is done in-house.