Cattywampus Press


Cattywampus Press is an artist-run micro press based in Austin, Texas. We utilize traditional and contemporary print technologies and methods to produce short-run editions of books and goods that recontextualize the American South.

Our books and goods are available for sale in our online store, at our project space, Dirty Dark Place, located in the Kyle, Texas Fleamarket, and at RecSpec Gallery in Austin, Texas. We offer wholesale and consignment pricing for independent retailers. Please inquire if you are interested in carrying our products in your store.

Who We Are

Daedelus Hoffman is an artist, author, curator, and aspiring librarian whose work has been featured in numerous arts publications including Glasstire, ArtForum, Arts International, The New York Times, Destroyer Journal, The Creators Project, and Art in America. He is also the founder of H I X — a project-based collective critically surveying the culture scape of the contemporary American South. His work resides in the permanent collections of the Wright State Museum of Art, Museum of Fine Art Tallahassee, Santa Fe College Center for Contemporary Art, and The Contemporary Austin. 

Lindsay Starr, is a Communication Designer specializing in book design and project management. She is an in-house Senior Designer for the University of Texas Press and currently lectures as an Adjunct Lecturer for St. Edward's University. Her design work has been recognized by Print Magazine's Regional Design Annual, AIGA 50 Book/50 Covers, the AAUP Book, Jacket, and Journal Show, The New York Book Show, and The Texas Institute of Letters.

Past Shows & Exhibitions

Press Fest ATX, printed matter show and sale, hosted at The Vortex, Austin, Texas, October 11, 2017

San Anto Zine Fest (SAZF), printed matter show and sale, hosted at the Guadalupe Cultrual Arts Center, San Antonio, Texas, October 7, 2017

Lone Star Zine Fair, invitational exhibition and sale, hosted by the University of Texas Libraries at Cheer-up Charlies, Austin, Texas, June 11, 2017

Permanent Collections

We ask libraries, special collections, and other institutions to pay the "academic" price when acquiring books for permanent collections. 

University of Texas at San Antonio, Libraries, Special Collections