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 graphic designer turned letterpress artist, amber favorite. a. has always had a passion for design and typography. this passion has fueled her desire to learn the art of letterpress printing & create a line of greeting cards & stationery. amber’s love for vintage typewriters, wood block type, old signage, flea markets, her sweet home chicago, soulmate tom, and the magical number 33 are prevalent throughout her work.
in june of 2007 a. favorite acquired a 1913 c & p handfed press, which she immediately named willamina. in 2009 a. favorite design expanded to a larger space in ravenswood corridor, an old manufacturing area of chicago. the expansion included adding a second press (bennie), this one is also a c & p but has an automatic feeder. the new space has enough room for yet another press… a. favorite is holding out for a vandercook.
all a. favorite goods are handmade with the occasional help (but constant support) from friends & family. be it old or new, labelmaker, typewriter, gocco, computer or letterpress, nothing makes amber happier than creating.