Decorating with Typography
Good typographic layouts (to me) form pictures, not just words. They tell stories and invoke feelings. I love filling my walls with things I love, and just one of the things I love is beautiful typography. I also love how it merges my background as a graphic designer with my everyday spaces. From artwork to pillows, my house is filled with typography art.
“ Type is saying things to us all the time. Typefaces express a mood, an atmosphere. They give words a certain coloring. ”
Rick Poyner, Writer
10 Principles of Good Design by Dieter Rams
Not only does this print display my love for typography, it also represents my love for design and the design process. It’s a beautiful print that is mounted slightly off the matte, so you can see the depth of the letterpress.
My friends know I have a thing for Helvetica. My friend sent me this link to this site and it was game over for me.
This Helvetica poster I’ve had for years. Originally for my office at work, now hung in my bedroom.
NYC Subway Identity System book
Houseguests ask me why I have a NYC Subway Identity System book…and I answer “because it’s classic design.” This was my first ever Kickstarter backer project and I’m so happy I did it.
Bedroom quote poster
A DIY project I did after getting inspiration from a Pinterest find. The frame is magnetic, so I can switch out the print anytime I want. Plus this is the best quote ever. :)
Quotes keep me inspired. I have collected a few of my favorites and swap out the quotes depending on my mood or season.
I love my city AND my state. Nothing better than surrounding yourself with local pride.
I picked this pillow up on one of my work trips to New York City. A subtle embossed neighborhood map of Manhattan. New York always inspires me with art and design, and this pillow was just one of those times.
For all the other type lovers out there…how do you like to decorate with type? :)