Cotton Blossom Press

Macon York Costlow grew up in the Georgia low country and then attended college in the mountains of Tennessee. She studied Art at Sewanee, the University of the South, and graduated in 2007. After college, Macon moved to New York City to pursue a career in editorial layout design. During five years there, she designed for Domino Magazine, New York Magazine, Martha Stewart Living, and InStyle.

Macon missed making art with her hands and craved a solo project. In the spring of 2010, she took a letterpress workshop at The Arm in Brooklyn and immediately fell in love with the art and process of letterpress printing.

In March of 2012, Macon left New York City for good in pursuit of a childhood dream - to hike the entire Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine. “The Appalachian Trail was the most beautiful and challenging experience of my life. I loved living so intimately in nature and watching the seasons change. Best of all, I met my now-husband, Luke Costlow.”

The happy couple moved to Asheville in spring of 2013 and started a freelance business offering graphic design and letterpress printing. The business grew slowly but surely. In 2016, Luke and Macon married and in early 2017, they relaunched as Cotton Blossom Press

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