Who We Are

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".

Vernon Wiering Papillon Press                               Madeleine Wiering Papillon Press

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 are selling pens and other fun office supplies, because all notebooks need a pen to go with them!

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.