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

Great Start!

Our Kickstarter campaign launched and we're already going strong, hooray!

We are moving to a new space in September, one that will allow us to host letterpress workshops for our community, thank you note writing meet ups and also give us space to sell our cards. We are so excited for this new endeavor!

Will you help us out? For under $20, you can help make our dreams a reality.

If you pledge $5, we will give you a warm fuzzy, or a shout out on the interwebs to say, "thanks!"

If you pledge $10, your reward is air mail, A.K.A. a paper airplane with your name displayed in our new studio. You will also get a shout out on our website.

If you pledge $12, you will get a long distance warm fuzzy, which is a handwritten thank you note on a special letterpress printed "make dreams reality" note card. You will also get a shout out on our website and a paper airplane with your name displayed in our new studio.

If you pledge $17, your reward is a special "make dreams reality" good luck metal typer coin, in addition to the rewards above.

Check out our campaign for more details! We have 24 rewards for investments between $5-$2,533.

Thank you for supporting our small business!

Letterpress Sample Sale!

Have I ever mentioned how many designs I've created since the beginning of a. favorite design in 2005? To be honest, I'm not even sure I know. I do know we have over 400 active styles. FOUR HUNDRED. That's a lot of cards. And printing. Through the years we've discontinued dozens, if not hundreds of styles. When this happens, the stock just sits. Occassionally I'll make mystery bags but mostly, the stock just sits. Which is a shame. They are perfectly good cards and still capable of delivering a long distace warm fuzzy to the recipient. So this year I've decided to gather all those vintage a. favorite design cards and sell them at our first ever Letterpress Sample Sale.

 

For one day only, four hours only you can get a supercute, maybe even a cheeky, letterpress printed card for $1. ONE DOLLAR! They originally sold for $4.50-$5 each. It's a HUGE discount! We'll also have some sheets of gift wrap for $1. each, originally $3.50 each. Plus we'll have "scraps" which are letterpress printed cards that are slightly imperfect for only $1. an ounce (two-three cards). Most people wouldn't even know they weren't perfect. They can be mailed, used for scrapbooking, collage, making gift tags, garland, the possibilitites are endless! 

Come see us! Stock up on some letterpress goodies, gift wrap, pencils and scraps.

Saturday, Jully 22nd
11 am to 3 pm

a. favorite design
4222 N Ravenswood
#202
Chicago, IL 60613 

Cash encouraged but cards accepted.
Hope to see you there!

a. favorite design in Country Living!

Country Living

I'm very excited to tell you our letterpress Vintage Berry Seed Packet card was featured in Country Living Magazine! I adore Country Living. I've been a fan since childhood when I would peruse my mom's subscription. The publication has been encouraging my love for treasure hunting at flea markets and tag sales since I was a kid. It's the perfect eye candy for a Midwestern, Vintage-loving girl like me.

If you haven't ever thumbed through the pages, do yourself a favor & pick it up the March issue, you can find us on page 16. I have a subscription but got my extra copies at City Newsstand here in Chicago.

Thanks to Alison for reaching out and Country Living for including us.