Our mission at a. favorite design is to encourage long distance warm fuzzies through snail mail. Good design, often sweet & sometimes cheeky sentiments are our specialty.
a. favorite design was created in 2005 by me, graphic designer turned letterpress artist, Amber Favorite. I’ve always had a passion for design and typography. This passion fueled my desire to learn the art of letterpress printing & create a line of greeting cards & stationery. My love for vintage typewriters, wood block type, old signage, flea markets, sweet home chicago, my soulmate Tom, and the magical number 33 are prevalent throughout our work.
In june of 2007 we acquired a 1913 C & P handfed press, which was immediately named Willamina, we currently have three antique presses on-site. In 2018 we moved from a studio space in Ravenswood corridor, to the current retail shop & print studio in Albany Park at 4432 N. Kedzie.
All a. favorite goods are handmade with our small but caring staff & the occasional help (but constant support) from friends & family. Be it old or new, labelmaker, typewriter, computer or printing press, nothing makes us happier than creating.