About

 

What We Do

Fine Press Books

The heritage of Wolfe Editions is in fine press book production and publishing.

Fine Art Prints

We work closely with artists in our community to produce and edition relief, intaglio, and lithographic prints.

Posters & Broadsides

In the marriage between art and typography is a long and rich history of posters. From music promotion, to propaganda, to protest, the poster has been an essential tool in cultural change since the early 19th century.

History

David Wolfe studied printmaking at the Maryland Institute College of Art, and has over forty years experience in letterpress, relief, and intaglio printmaking. He has had the privilege to work in some of the best printing establishments in New England including Anthoensen Press, Shagbark Press, and Stinehour Press. In 1997, he started Wolfe Editions as a studio in the Calderwood Bakery building in Portland, Maine.

Sean grew up in print shops and began working full time at Wolfe Editions in 2011. In 2017, he opened his own shop in Eastport, Maine, but due to real estate issues, the two shops converged in 2019. Sean has taught at Penland School of Craft, Haystack Mountain School of Craft, and Colby College.

Wolfe Editions has changed over the years to keep up with the changing demands of the print world. The studio has always been flexible to do whatever project was at hand and will continue to take that approach.


 

 

Press

"If the lights are on and you hear blue grass music blasting, you are in for a real treat!" — printeresting.org

“Though Wolfe’s studio brims with some quite old-fashioned equipment, it is not a museum: it is a place of action, not observation. “ — Maine Home and Design

 

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