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a. favorite resides in chicago, Illinois, a graphic designer turned letterpress artist. she has always had a passion for design and typography. this passion has fueled her desire to learn the art of letterpress printing. a. has a new sense of fulfillment creating tangible finished pieces from merely a concept or idea.

most of her time is spent journaling new ideas, typing on her antique typewriter, searching for new fonts, designing, letterpress printing and creating her handmade cards. her inspirations include: vintage objects, her soul mate tom, wood type, crayola crayons, music, old signage, nature, smokey-doo and the magical number 33.

a. enjoys watching the full moon rise over lake michigan, walking through churches & cemetaries, collecting pretty things, wearing converse all-stars and watching live music with friends. whether, playing with her…

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  • Female
  • Born on August 21
  • Joined February 20, 2007

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willamina, typewriter, labelmaker, gocco, paper, woodblocks, computer

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About

a. favorite resides in chicago, Illinois, a graphic designer turned letterpress artist. she has always had a passion for design and typography. this passion has fueled her desire to learn the art of letterpress printing. a. has a new sense of fulfillment creating tangible finished pieces from merely a concept or idea.

most of her time is spent journaling new ideas, typing on her antique typewriter, searching for new fonts, designing, letterpress printing and creating her handmade cards. her inspirations include: vintage objects, her soul mate tom, wood type, crayola crayons, music, old signage, nature, smokey-doo and the magical number 33.

a. enjoys watching the full moon rise over lake michigan, walking through churches & cemetaries, collecting pretty things, wearing converse all-stars and watching live music with friends. whether, playing with her vintage typewriter, labelmaker, letterpress, computer, beads or paper she is most content while creating. a. has been described as borderline obsessive-compulsive and is currently obsessing over virgin mary icons, sacred hearts, vintage type, the number 33 and fortunes.

a. favorite is a 1998 honors graduate of chicago’s columbia college earning a bfa in graphic design. she has been professionally designing since 1998 and began her letterpress journey in 2005. since then she has taken every opportunity to expand her letterpress knowledge with classes, press time and grilling her instructor. in june of 2007 she acquired a 1913 c & p handfed press, which she immediately named willamina. her studio resides on the northside of the city where she often invites friends to make-dates, which are similar to play-dates but instead of playing everyone makes cool stuff.

all items in a. favorite's shop are handmade by a. favorite with the occasional help (but constant support) from friends & family.

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