Jules Remedios Faye

Jules Remedios Faye is proprietrix of Stern & Faye, Printers — a letterpress print shop and hand bindery established with her husband and partner, C. Christopher Stern. Jules apprenticed at the age of 17 to a letterpress job shop in San Francisco and worked several years in commercial print shops throughout San Francisco and Seattle. She met Chris in 1987 in Seattle while hunting for a press. In 1994, they combined their print shops and began working collaboratively as Stern & Faye, Printers. For the next 14 years, Jules and Chris published limited edition fine press poetry chapbooks and offered commercial letterpress and hand binding services to produce commission books, job work and ephemera. After losing Chris to cancer in 2006, Jules continues to offer relief printing, hand bookbinding and letterpress printing services to a large community of artists, writers, graphic designers and others. She is a guiding force behind the C.C. Stern Type Foundry, which seeks further their work to teach and practice the craft of metal type and letterpress.