Laura Baisden cut her teeth on letterpress blocks as a young pup, putting away type and cranking posters for Bryce McCloud at Isle of Printing from 2006-2010. There, she learned to love carving and the process of letterpress printing. Then, she got a job at Hatch Show Print and really honed her typesetting skills designing posters for all kinds of jobs local and international. In five years, she designed and printed hundreds of posters, redistributed thousands of letters and taught about 70 interns the ins and outs of letterpress printing.
With the help of Julie Belcher from Pioneer House, Laura opened her very own letterpress shop in Knoxville, TN in 2015. Based on the principles she learned over the last several years combined with her individual style and Pioneer House’s extensive wood type collection, Camp Nevernice sought to create beautiful hand crafted products for whoever needs ‘em.
In the fall of 2018, Laura moved her press and equipment back to Nashville, to open up a new shop and store-front of her own. Camp Nevernice offers custom letterpress products to suit needs for all things on paper using her own two hands and her Vandercook cylinder press.