MICHAEL “CZAR” SCHWARTZ
Mike is a man of action and determination. Once he has his mind set on doing something, it’s usually not long until he makes it happen. It was this same blend of gut-feeling impulsivity and willpower that led him to start letterpressing stationery in his garage on a whim in 2007. As Mike’s love for letterpress grew, so too did the business. Although Mike moved the company out of his garage, he made sure to take his “can do” attitude and grit with him along the way. Today Czar Press consists of 10 employees, 11 presses, 2 trimmers, and thousands of cups of coffee (most of which were poured by the man himself).
Mike is a New York native and lifelong disappointed Knicks fan. While he’s not taking care of business on the shop floor, Mike enjoys spending quality time with his wife Rachelle and their two daughters. He’s also a force to be reckoned with in the kitchen and has been dubbed by some as “The Male Martha”. Those who know him best will tell you that his letterpress skills are rivaled only by his Nachos.
Font: Futura Extra Bold
Paper: Sirio Ultra Black