About - Sideshow Press

Sideshow Press celebrates curiosity, nostalgia and function with their modern line of lifestyle necessities for the desktop, tabletop and travel.

Sideshow Press believes in great design and craftsmanship for everyday products. Founded in 2004 by designers working with a couple of vintage letterpress machines, Sideshow still inks up the presses daily for select projects. But we definitely don’t stop there.

Sideshow continually adds new products—from our zippered canoe pencil cases to must-press desk bells and hand-poured candles. We’re dedicated to working with remarkable materials and like-minded American manufacturers as we create  a growing catalog of cleverly-stylish and useful goods.

Designer-owners Amy Pastre and Courtney Rowson are also founders of the award-winning branding and design firm Stitch Design Co. We’re Sideshow, and we’re designing sweet products for life.

the team


Shop Manager

little known fact:

When Connor was ten he rescued a father and son from drowning at Parsons Mountain Lake.


Product Development and Inventory Specialist

little known fact:

Frances is a vegetarian who used to show dairy cows in 4-H.

press mentions


  • Eater
  • Charleston Weekender
  • Look Linger Love
  • Create and Cultivate
  • Waiting on Martha
  • Buzz Feed
  • The Dieline
  • Lonny Magazine
  • Design Sponge
  • Simple Song
  • Simple + Pretty
  • Oh So Beautiful Paper
  • Brides Magazine
  • A Cup of Joe
  • Martha Stewart Weddings
  • FPO (For Print Only)
  • Design Work Life
  • Graphic Exchange
  • Once Wed
  • 100 Layer Cake
  • Style Me Pretty

In Print

  • Country Living
  • Luxe Interiors
  • Everyday Rachel Ray
  • Better Homes and Garden
  • Coastal Living
  • Cooking Light
  • Details Magazine
  • Martha Stewart Weddings
  • Garden & Gun Magazine
  • Southern Living
  • Brides Magazine
  • The Knot
  • Southern Weddings
  • Anthology Magazine
  • Charleston Magazine
  • HOW Magazine
  • Print Magazine
  • Impressive Letterpress
  • 1000 More Greetings
  • FPO Awards Publication
  • Design: Paper


Sideshow Press is always on the lookout for others who are passionate about design and product development to join our growing team. All open positions are based in Charleston, South Carolina. Please follow the application instructions associated with each open position.