What is Gazelle & Goat?
We are a small custom letterpress, bookbinding and papermaking studio in Mission District of San Francisco. Most everything coming out of this studio is made by hand and with care; we believe handmade is where the love is. Whether it's printing on a 1930's style Chandler and Price, or sewing a book by hand there is just more care when you make something from scratch.
With more than 15 years of experience under our belt, Gazelle & Goat is ready to take on big ideas and custom jobs.
The name came about through the duality of every day life as a book artist - Gazelle being the eloquent, graceful side of bookbinding and the Goat being the grimy, play-in-the-dirt side of letterpress machinery, and papermaking.
Custom is what we do best.
Most people come to us for letterpress and bookbinding because they want to stand out against the crowd. If you have an idea that you'd like to see in "print" please contact us to see if we can help.
Rhiannon Alpers, Proprietor
Rhiannon Alpers is a papermaker, letterpress printer and book artist. She has an MFA in Book and Paper Arts from Columbia College Chicago and a BA in Book Arts from UC Santa Barbara, College of Creative Studies. www.rhiannonalpers.com
She has taught workshops and college courses at San Francisco Center for the Book, Sonoma Community Center, MarinMOCA, Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco, Kala Printmaking Institute, Academy of Art University, University of San Francisco, Stanford University, Filoli Gardens Estate, Cabrillo College in Santa Cruz, Feather River Art Camp, Center for Book and Paper in Chicago, Columbia College Chicago, and Santa Reparata School of Art in Florence, Italy.