20 Questions With Carrie Howe Hersom from Anemone Letterpress


Anemone Letterpress has been designing and creating fun and fresh paper goods that embody the spirit of their Southern California home since 2007. By combining original illustrations and modern typography with colors that pop, they work to create cards that are bright, happy and thoughtful.

1. What’s your favorite book?

The Sun Also Rises  ​​

2. Favorite movie?

Pan’s Labyrinth

3. Favorite TV show?

The Americans

4. Favorite song?

Perfect Day, Lou Reed

5. Favorite food?

Almost all of them.

 6. Drink of choice?

Boozy: Paloma, Non-boozy: Iced Tea

7. Go-to karaoke song?



8. When did you realize you wanted to be a designer?

Pretty late to the game, actually – in my early 20s.

9. Did you go to design school or teach yourself?

Art/design school

10. If you had to describe your style with only three words what would they be?

Personal style? Jeans, Flip-flops, Tank top. Any day I can get away with it. Design style? Bright, cheerful, fun.

11. When did you start ​your company?


12. Where is your studio located?

Pasadena, California

13. What’s your favorite card ​of yours ​on Postable?

Wild Birthday


14. What artists, past or present, inspire your work?

I don’t know if they necessarily inspire my work, but I’m really into Sonia Delaunay right now, with a side of Kazimir Malevich.

15. If you had to choose a spirit animal what would it be and why?

Anthony Bourdain. Sense of adventure, inquisitiveness and humor.

16. When was the last time you laughed really hard and why?

Last week. Juvenile, inside jokes with the husband.  

17. How would you spend your dream Saturday?

Tanning somewhere on the Mediterranean

18. If you weren’t allowed to work for 12 months, what would you do?


19. If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be?


20. Was this questionnaire too long?


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