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WHO?

Jen Palacio, designer & printmaker

WHAT SHE SELLS

Stationery, Writing Tools & Gifts

HOURS

W + Th.: 12-6p

Fri: 12-7p

Sat: 11-7p

Sun: 11-5p

HER STORY

I’ve always enjoyed making things. In 2002 while working as a project manager for a very large corporation, I started meeting with a group of ladies for monthly crafting dates and discovered my love for creating handmade greeting cards. In 2011 I started selling my work at local markets under the name Just Enough Nonsense.

In 2012 I learned letterpress printmaking, and caught the bug - I purchased my first antique letterpress in 2013, and the second in 2014. In addition to greeting cards and custom stationery, I enjoy making large format work like posters and limited edition prints. I often work with vintage wood-type, lead forms and blocks that I carve in linoleum or wood. I’m interested in combining new technologies and traditional print-making techniques and my current projects often involve creating hand-lettered or hand-drawn designs that are transferred to polymer plates and printed on one of my antique printing presses.

In addition to the shop and studio, I teach courses in the Sustainability Program at the Harvard Extension School.

WHY BOW?

It’s energizing to be surrounded by other people who are passionate about their businesses and I’m excited about the opportunities for collaboration.

PAIRS WELL WITH:

A drink at Rebel Rebel Wine Bar or Remnant Brewing, or a tasty bite from Saus or Tanam.

To learn more about Tiny Turns, or to get in touch with Jen, email her here.