My New Co-Creators! (Kickstarter Shout Outs)

We successfully funded our Kickstarter Campaign. HOORAY! In case you missed it, we’re moving our letterpress shop to create a space we can offer community letterpress workshops, letter writing meet ups and greeting cards for every occasion.

We had 212 backers to help bring make this dream a reality. How amazing to collaborate with so many people who believe in the magic of snail mail! I’m filled with appreciation and motivation. Thank you all. Together we’re making Chicago a little more kind and a little more creative.

Here is the list of those magical collaborators:

If you missed our Kickstarter but still want to contribute and be rewarded with letterpress goodies, send us an email. We'll send you a paypal invoice and send your reward in October.
info(at)afavoritedesign.com

49% backed! 10 days to go!

 

We are so thankful for your contribution as we transition into our new studio space! We can't wait to meet our community of supporters in our workshops and storefront.

We have 23 rewards for pledges between $5-$2,533.

The more you pledge, the more limited (but awesome!) our reward!

Check these out:

With a pledge of $950, you get a letterpress party for 12 of your friends! Design, set up, and print your own coasters or posters, while enjoying beer and cheese in the comfort of our studio. Each guest will leave with a finished project. You (the donor) will also get a handwritten thank you, a paper airplane with your name in studio, and a web shout out.

With a pledge of $2,000, your reward is table top press naming rights! That's right, you get to name our new table top press, and we'll make it official with a custom plaque that will hang right above it! Plus, you'll get to attend a workshop of your choice, a VIP invitation to our opening party (tentative mid-October), a handwritten thank you note, a paper airplane with your name in our studio, and a web shout out.

With a pledge of $2,533, you'll get your VERY OWN printing press! Our 10" x 15" craftsman automatic printing press, Bennie, needs a new home where she will be regularly used and loved. She has an ok set of four rollers on her, comes with one chase and an extra set of roller cores. She also has the original manual, receipts, and paperwork from the previous owner. She has a bin of random parts and pieces, as well! (Freight is NOT included. Must pick up in Chicago, IL 60613 by September 20. We have a loading dock and a freight elevator.) You'll also get to attend one workshop of your choice, a VIP invite to our opening party, a handwritten thank you, a paper airplane displayed in studio, and a shout out on our website.

For more information and invest, please visit our Kickstarter campaign.

Giving Back to the Community

Did you know every quarter a. favorite design donates is to our community not-for-profits? Even though our profits are smaller than big business, we believe every little bit matters. Just like we believe a little card can change someone's day and maybe even a life. Here are a few of the organizations we've donated or sponsored in the past twelve months. We've included links to each organization in case you'd like to invest in Chicago, too.

 

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Chicago World Relief - This nonprofit helps refugees from over 40 countries rebuild their lives in the Chicagoland area. Since 1980, the organization has assisted in over 15,000 resettlements, providing case management, employment services, English education, and youth services. (www.worldreliefchicago.org)

 

Felines and Canines - Located in Chicago's Edgewater neighborhood, Felines and Canines is a cage-less, no-kill shelter providing safe housing for abandoned, abused, injured, and neglected cats and dogs until they are adopted by a loving family.  (www.felinescanines.org) We adopted Scooby-Doo here. He's amazing and so are they!

Connections for Abused Women and their Children (CAWC) - CAWC is a nonprofit dedicated to helping abused women and their children regain control of their lives through education, empowerment, and support services. They provide shelter, as well as counseling and a 24-hour hotline, for those affected by domestic violence. (www.cawc.org)

 

Territory - Located in Chicago's Albany Park neighborhood, Territory helps young people build relationships and voices in their communities through the practice of urban design and public art. As apprentices, young people develop knowledge, leadership, and tools to transform their locales. (www.territorychicago.org)

Chicago Artisan Market

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Visit us at the inaugural Chicago Artisan Market!

Come support 100+ local artisans (including us!) on July 22 at the Morgan Manufacturing event space. This event will feature Chicago made food, fashion, home goods, and art.

Chicago Artisan Market
July 22nd, 2018
10am-4pm
Morgan Manufacturing, 401 N. Morgan Street, Chicago

General admission, goodie bag, and group tickets are now available.

Hope to see you there!