I'm Amber. I am the Typographer here at TYPOGRAPHIE.
I do not claim to have invented this idea, but the second I saw it, I knew I had to try it so I ran right out to get a set of stamping letters and started playing with my own vintage silverware. I loved how they came out and I thought others might love them too so I started giving them as Christmas gifts and low and behold, business took off from there.
The reason I fell so hard for this craft is that it combines my artistic side and my love of antiques. I have been surrounded by art and antiques my whole life. My mom's side of the family brings the fine arts. In fact, my grandmother, Helen Weisweber, was a well-known oil painter in the Toledo area. I carried on the family tradition and majored in Fine Art in college where I learned to use all kinds of different mediums and applications (oil painting, sculpting, ceramics, drawing, photography, printmaking, etc.) and to this day I love mixing it up and trying new things. I am a fearless DIYer that way.
My dad was the driving force in my family's antique endeavors which involved odd and unique decor, full garages, and looooong Sunday drives. I didn't always 'get it' as a kid, but once I grew up and began furnishing my own home, I gravitated toward vintage and antiques in my decor too. Be it by nature or nurture, antiquing was in my blood. In fact, going to flea markets and estate sales became my most favorite hobby. And even though I was very fortunate to inherit many antiques from my dad, I learned to love the thrill of the hunt too. So all my treasures are full of great memories and an earned appreciation for the collector's eye my Dad had. I love combining my family treasures with the new to me old items that I find in the wild.
And speaking of combining new and old heirlooms, I feel like that's what TYPOGRAPHIE pieces are too. Old with a touch of sentimental or funny new, stamped in.
This craft that combines old and new, art and antiques, brings me great joy and I would love to pass a piece of that on for you to treasure and to spark a little joy in your life or in those you gift them to!
P.S. I also use my art background to create lettering, chalkboards, signs, jewelry + gifts with words. You can find out more about my creative + wordy endeavors, including my workshops where I teach you how to put the words on the things, at www.wordaffect.com.