Hi, I'm Nicky!
Typoriginal was launched by me in 2018. In December that year, we debuted our first few products at some designer markets in Berlin and also opened our online shop. Why am I writing “we” when I did found Typoriginal myself? Because Typoriginal is a project that wouldn’t work with the amazing artists that I collaborate with. But let me explain how all this works and what the idea is behind it all…
I carried the Typoriginal-idea around with me for a few years. In 2014, I started working in printing and learned a lot about different papers and printing techniques. Truth be told, I was fascinated by it and loved the number of possibilities it offered. When I moved from England to Germany in 2015, I struggled to find nice cards for birthdays and weddings because I was spoilt for choice in the UK! Of course, I knew after a while which shops in Berlin had great stationery and cards to match my expectations but even then, I didn’t see anything out of the ordinary too often. In the last few years more and more brands debuted that caught my attention and even though they are all producing amazing stationery, the idea to start a modern stationery “publishing house” never left me.
Today, we produce lovely stationery in collaboration with different artists around the world, which are all produced in Europe, mainly Berlin. That way we can be there for every part of the production process and ensure that our products are of high quality, but also that they are produced in a sustainable way. Even our envelopes and sleeves (which are not made from plastic but from transparent paper sourced from sustainable forestry) are custom-made…with a lot of care, love and attention to detail.
I am so happy that we were able to start Typoriginal with three amazing artist collaborations and we have many more ideas for the future!
In 2020 I moved Typoriginal to Amsterdam. Here, I will not only work on more products and artist collaborations for you but also open Typoriginal Studio, where I can create custom stationery and paper products for you.
I would love it if you would follow Typoriginal on social media to keep up-to-date with what we are up to. You can also of course register for the newsletter and I will keep you in the loop about new collaborations, products and events.
Thank you so much for supporting my little idea and for directly supporting the artists I work with, by purchasing some of our products.
Love from Amsterdam,