San Diego / CA / USA
Founder Melissa Foster took a job working at a boutique print shop in the late nineties. While there, she became a print and color aficionado and a paper fanatic. In 2001, combining her lifetime passion for art & design with the finest pure cotton rag papers, Melissa launched Elum and reintroduced letterpress to a more modern society. The audience was captivated.
Known for its high-end, trendsetting designs that smartly incorporate a pop of the unexpected, Elum has been featured on The Today Show and a number of acclaimed publications— Food & Wine, British Vogue, Martha Stewart, and In Style, to name a few. Elum’s avant-garde designs have yielded a myriad of devotees, including a wide range of celebrity clientele such as Uma Thurman, Ellen DeGeneres, Porcia DeRossi, Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, and Nate Berkus. The company looks forward to challenging and advancing the stationery industry for years to come, maintaining that subtle differences make all the difference in the world.