Our Story

1canoe2 is an illustration and letterpress studio operating out of a little red barn in Columbia, Missouri. In 2009, two childhood friends purchased their first full-size press and 1canoe2 was born. The name represents a spirit of kinship, heartland roots, and memories of canoe trips and campfires along Missouri streams with "one canoe, two girls." Everything made in the cheerful 1canoe2 studio stems from a deep appreciation of life's natural beauty. Their popular line of gifts and stationery has appeared in Anthropologie, Paper Source, Papyrus, Uncommon Goods, and over 1000 independent boutiques across the country and around the world.