About Cuddlefish Press
Art and gifts for the wee and cuddly.
Welcome to Cuddlefish Press, the illustration and printing studio of Erica Sirotich. Cuddlefish Press creates beautiful and affordable pieces of art to adorn the walls of children's rooms, nurseries & other magical spaces. All goods found here are designed and, unless otherwise specified, printed & handmade by Erica. Each item is unique and only available in limited quantities.
Erica Sirotich Illustration
Erica is an illustrator; she's in the business of making pictures of things. You can visit Erica's portfolio to see more of her work, or contact her to discuss custom and freelance illustration projects.
Full Color Prints & Personalized Editions
Cuddlefish Press produces prints of Erica's full color illustrations through "giclee" printing. Giclee printing is a sophisticated digital inkjet printing process that produces rich, colorful images that stand the test of time. Most giclee prints, when framed properly and displayed out of direct sunlight, remain colorfast and beautiful for one hundred years or more. All of Cuddlefish's giclees are printed on fine, heavyweight archival paper using archival inks.
Because Erica likes to make one-of-a-kind things, she's now offering some of her full color prints with personalization options. This means that your little one's name can be hand-drawn into an illustration and printed in a single edition. For all of Cuddlefish Press's available personalizable prints, look here.
Stationery & Letterpress Goods
Erica began letterpress printing in 2010 on a small Victorian press called a Chandler & Price Pilot (Old Style). All of Cuddlefish Press's letterpress stationery is printed on this machine. Larger prints are created at San Francisco Center for the Book.
Cuddlefish's letterpress goods are printed using rubber-based inks and high quality cotton and recycled papers.
Recently Cuddlefish Press introduced a line of full color all occasion greetings. These aren't printed in house, but they are printed here in the US on a beautiful sustainably sourced 16pt satin stock.
Find Cuddlefish Press Locally
Rare Device, Divisadero, San Francisco
Wink SF, Noe Valley, San Francisco
The Booksmith, The Haight, San Francisco
Collector Art Shop, College Ave, Berkeley
Leanna Lin's Wonderland, Eagle Rock, Los Angeles
Concept Forty-Seven, Temescal, Oakland
San Francisco Bazaar, San Francisco (Dec 7-8, 2013)
Maker Faire Bay Area, San Mateo (May 18-19, 2013)
Alternative Press Expo, San Francisco (Oct 13-14, 2012)
Indie Mart, San Francisco (Aug 19 & Oct 21, 2012)
J Pop Summit Festival, San Francisco (Aug 25-26, 2012)
Cherry Blossom Festival, San Francisco (April 14-15, 2012)
Salon Miel, Union Square, San Francisco (Jan-April, 2012)
Renegade Craft Fair, San Francisco (Dec, 2011)
Cuddlefish Press also has an Etsy shop, in case you prefer to browse the collection there.