home: event [ acid etching ]
This workshop is not as scary as it sounds. Learn the safe techniques of acid etching onto glass creating a unique piece for your home or a gift. You will have the opportunity to practise on sheets of glass and then move onto a bottle, tumblers or perfume bottle.
Pick from templates provided, create your own design or use a font template to make words.
This 2 hour workshop is hosted by London Craft Club. [ £49 ]
Tuesday 5th Sept / 7pm – 9pm
Book you place at londoncraftclub.co.uk
home: favourite thing [ vintage sign letters ]
Letter accessories are a great way to personalise your home with new and old type styles, available online, in stores and from markets. It’s a unique alternative to home accessories – looking good wall mounted, hanging on doors or standing on sideboards or shelving.
We love these ‘individual black letters and numbers screened onto clear perspex with geometric detailing‘ sourced by Respect Your Elders and sold through Pedlars World (online) – £12 each.
Explore vintage shops and antiques fairs to find discarded vintage fonts previously used for signage in pubs, shops, and other businesses. Ebay is also a great source for these.
Spell out motivational words, names or statements or just choose single initials.
home: gift idea [ wooden ABC ]
For typography and font lovers this would make a great present just to be ornamental, but it’s real aim is for kids. Why not treat them to these beautiful wooden block letter alphabet set to be both educational, tactile and look lovely!
Habitat / Was £50 Now £40
home: made [ creating with text ]
Discovering TipJunkie was a good moment. A collated selection of DIY projects all designed with the typography fan in mind.
From creating giant initials to hang on the wall to decoupage with book pages to word art, this feature has 16 projects to have a go at.
Our favourite DIY is the printed letters or numbers on a cork board, as featured in last Friday’s trend post. Either freehand or with stencils, with emulsion paint and a brush or sponge, you can get creative with words, letters and numbers on a simple plain cork board (see bottom right in the picture). A good spray varnish finish will help to ensure your work lasts and won’t chip with the daily use.
Home accessories and styling created with typography designs are the perfect way to personalise your home, whether it be the initials of the family hung on the wall, or the pages of your favourite book pasted onto the wall, a quote you love on a giant canvas, or even stencilled letters spelling out ‘welcome’ on a wooden hallway floor as you enter the house.