The Arts & Crafts Press was founded in 1996 by Bruce Smith and Yoshiko Yamamoto in Tacoma, Washington. Yoshiko specialises in crafting letterpress printed note cards and limited-edition block prints. Her belief is that art is not an object, it is a way of life and she strives to create things of beauty by using head, heart, and hand.
Begun as a publishing house concerned with the historic Arts and Crafts movement, all the publications of The Arts and Crafts Press have been letterpress printed and bound by hand. Today the Press produces greeting cards and limited-edition blockprints that are letterpress printed from hand cut blocks inspired by the turn-of-the-century movement.