Thursday, January 22, 2009

The Little Publisher That Could

I just discovered the most amazing indie publisher in SF's Mission district. Little Otsu Publishing publishes journals, books, cards, calendars and posters. Each piece is unique and colorful and whimsical to boot. The artist for each card is given credit on the web site including the artistic talents of Englands Kate Sutton, Martine Worknam who's cards are printed right in Oakland on recycled paper and vegetable based inks. Not only does Otsu represent local artists but they print locally as well and are good to our planet.

Little Otsu started as the publishing division of the San Francisco store Otsu, founded and run by Jeremy and Yvonne since 2002. They had already been working with artists through hosting art shows, carrying their handmade goods, and making their exclusive artist t-shirt series. LO began in 2004 as an extension of that, serving as a way to collaborate with like-minded artists to make unique and useful print products using alternative materials like soy-based inks, recycled, and tree-free papers.

Look for Little Otsu at 849 Valencia St.

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