Papillon Press is Madeleine (she/they) and Vernon (he/him) Wiering, a daughter and father design team, based in Grand Rapids, Michigan since 2017 and St. Louis, Missouri since 2020! For those wondering, Papillon is French for "butterfly" and is pronounced "pa•pē•yon".
We call ourselves "design archaeologists", who dig through the past to find designs and decorated papers and resurrect them by reproducing and reimagining these often hidden examples of beauty. We then make them available as decorative paper and derivative products.
We also sell pens and other fun stationery items, because all notebooks need a pen to go with them!
You can visit us at our working studio in Grand Rapids, MI, or our Studio and Store in St. Louis, MO. Click here for more information.
Additionally, we’ve dived in to the wedding stationery world, specializing in custom letterpress stationery and invitations for any and all couples in West Michigan, St. Louis area, and beyond!
Head to our Blog to read more about our process, or to our Our Materials page to learn about the materials we've chosen to use, and why.