Archivist was founded in 1994 by Sarah and William Allardice to offer the highest quality Letterpress printed stationery and goods. Prior to running Archivist, Sarah had a career with a prominent British stationery brand while William arrived via a roundabout route through the design department of Wedgwood and some time selling racehorses to people in Japan. However their vision was consistent—that Archivist would offer high quality letterpress products that never lose their sense of fun.
Sarah and William firmly believe that letterpress remains the best form of printing available and everyone at Archivist works hard to ensure it continues in its role as the unequivocal home of UK letterpress printing. Their products are timeless and their boxes of matches are an extension of this timeless appeal as well as being a fun (and beautifully formed) take on something ordinary and rather useful.