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Trend Alert: Typography

News flash! Typography is not a new phenomenon. It's an art that dates to ancient times that not even Gutenberg could patent. That said, I must add that it's having a renaissance in the shelter world in the era of Ikea, Top Design, and home design blogs. Letters, numbers, and punctuation are being tagged, screen-printed, embroidered, carved, sewn, and découpaged on every surface in our homes — and not necessarily in the form of expletives. You're probably thinking, "Words! Big whoop." Right? Well, in this case, the emphasis is not so much on what, if anything, is being spelled out. Without literal meaning, kerning, leading, ligatures, sans serifs, and serifs alike are being used to add interest to the stuff that homes are made of. Pillows, coasters, bird houses, dish clothes, doormats, bookends, and plates have all cut a slice of the typographical pie. To dip your skewer in the fondue of fonts, check out the widget below.

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aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
Not bad...
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
Not bad...
millarci millarci 8 years
I am also guilty of being a type nerd. I love good typography! Thanks for posting this!
lizkiernan lizkiernan 8 years
This is absolutely awesome! I'm such a type nerd. I'm sitting in my cube right now, and looking around all I've got is type posters and notecards.
nancita nancita 8 years
Um, I want ALL OF IT.
nancita nancita 8 years
Um, I want ALL OF IT.
The-City-Girl The-City-Girl 8 years
Yes! I love the Ork poster. I just ordered the exact one you ahve in the picture last week! I've also seen that "Come in/Go away" mat before, and think it's awesome!
emalove emalove 8 years
Not sure about this trend, but some of those finds are really cute.
Happsmjc Happsmjc 8 years
I love this stuff--I like any home things with words/letters on them! It is a sickness
DesignRchic DesignRchic 8 years
I too am a type junkie! Glad to see it's influence in home decor.
designergirl designergirl 8 years
I'm a type geek, so this is right up my alley! Hand Job is an awesome book; I've had my eye on that rug for awhile, too. Great list, casasugar!
bluecanary bluecanary 8 years
One of my very favorite design elements and such a great list!
RosaDilia RosaDilia 8 years
Ooohhh, I could spell my name with the single letter pillows!!
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