20 Gifts For Typography Lovers
With the holiday season upon us, I’ve put together the best 20 gift ideas for that special type nerd in your life. I’ve also added each of these items to a Pinterest board I started last year called Gifts For Type Lovers and Designers that has over 80 pins and counting of other awesome design goodies.
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Being a lettering artist, I’m obsessed with type designed posters, postcards and everything in between. Each art piece is from a different designer that has their own unique style to help fill your life with beautiful type.
$15 Make Something by Letter Shoppe
I created this hand lettered piece as a personal reminder to stop being distracted by all the noise of the internet. This print is available in several sizes on Society6 and starts at only $15 for a 7 x 10 and ranges to $52 for a 28 x 40 gallery sized print.
Add some custom typography to your wardrobe with these awesome accessories so you can take your love for type anywhere you go.
Around the House
Here are a few top choices of hand lettered products that will make your home even more cozy with beautiful type.
$17.99 Smooth Operator from 55 Hi's
This is the perfect mug for a smooth operator. Although, I suppose if you’re really a smooth operator you wouldn't drink from a mug that declares it. Then again, you'd probably be wearing a fedora or pocket square and be stuck in the 80's so I'm not sure which is better. Probably the mug, but just barely.
This modern stylish bookend will add a touch of coziness and warmth to your bookshelf. 5.9 by 5.9 inches this machine cut wood is hand covered by natural white wax and has a metal base that’s powder coated with anti slippery silicone pads for your furniture’s protection.
Add these delightful eye candy art books to your bookshelves to stay inspired and to explore fascinating typographers throughout history.
This book explores one hundred traditional and modern typefaces in loving detail, with a full spread devoted to each entry. The Anatomy of Type is more than a reference guide to the intricacies of typeface design. It is a visual send-up of some of the world's most beloved typefaces, beautifully displayed in vibrant color.
$19.05 Adventures in Letterpress by Brandon Mise
Suitable for both designers and crafts enthusiasts, Adventures in Letterpress includes edgy, witty designs ranging from quirky political ads and poetry broadsides to humorous ephemera, animalia, retro and just plain weird stuff.
I’ve put together this list of great gifts for type enthusiasts to help you choose something just right for your designer friends. It can be tough deciding what to get people for the holidays so hopefully this post will help guide you in the right direction.