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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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