NINETEEN SEVENTY THREE
Emma and James, both born in 1973, formed the company whilst sat at their kitchen table. Inspired by a shared love of cool design and typography, their brand has gone from strength to strength, guided by an uncompromising stance on originality and quality.
With over twenty years design experience, James has an irrepressible passion for print and typography. James regularly pushes the boundaries and has pioneered many new printing techniques for the brand. In 2013 he rekindled his love of letterpress printing with the purchase of a vintage 1959 Heidelberg Platen printer.
Emma is the creative force behind Nineteen Seventy Three and spends much of her time trawling through visual multimedia platforms, exhibitions and travel, fashion & lifestyle magazines, finding inspiration and spotting new talent. Her keen eye for predicting new trends keeps Nineteen Seventy Three ahead of the curve in design and innovation in an often-crowded marketplace.
Sustainability is always at the heart of the company’s ethos and they use recycled or part recycled paper, acid free inks and work only with local businesses on production to support the economy and minimise their carbon footprint. The brand is constantly evolving and, not content to rest on its laurels, continues to drive forward, create new links worldwide and focus on quality through innovation and research.