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About us

The Hungry Workshop is two very passionate designers and letterpress printmakers. Our enthusiasm for the craft of letterpress combined with our expertise and love of design, typography and illustration ensures that every project, big and small, is imbued with heart and soul.

Simon Hipgrave has quite the imagination, a wicked sense of humour and is always hungry for a clever idea. While he used to spend his weekdays making big ads, he is now crafting custom typography and illustrating quotes from rap songs. On the weekends he is forever tinkering away with the machines.

Jenna Hipgrave has amazing attention to detail, a penchant for paper engineering and sensibly priced wine with well designed labels. When she isn’t gobbling up typography resources at her desk she can be found on her big red arm chair devouring books of all varieties.

The Machine

We operate a Heidelberg Windmill Platen circa 1970. The machine is an old and hungry brute that gobbles up paper and drinks ink. When we discovered him he was malnourished and rusty. With the help of some friends we have cleaned him up and continue to feed him as much paper as possible.

Payment & Pricing

We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, or regular account payments all through PayPal. You don't need to have a PayPal account to purchase from us. Simply follow the checkout steps on PayPal’s secure site as you would for any other web order. However, if you do have a PayPal account, payment can be sent directly from your account.

Shipping & Delivery

We use good old fashioned Australia Post for all our shipping. You should typically receive your order within 2-6 business days within Australia (possibly delivered on a Honda CT110, if you're lucky), a little bit longer for overseas orders. All prices on the site are in good old fashioned Australian Dollars and include GST.

Privacy & Security

We never store your credit card details.We'll only use your email to get in contact with you if we have to. We won't sell your personal information to anybody.This store uses PayPal for payments, and PayPal automatically encrypts your confidential information in transit from your computer to ours using the Secure Sockets Layer protocol (SSL) with an encryption key length of 128-bits (the highest level commercially available).

Custom & Wholesale

We love designing custom letterpress stationery, invitations and more. You can find more examples of our letterpress work on our website. For information on wholesale orders and pricing, please contact us directly via email.