A massive Christmas list of fabulous gifts for the type geek, letter lover or font fan in your life.
Typography Is Everything poster designed by Simon C Page. $15.00. Fine art print on natural white, matte, ultra smooth, 100% cotton rag, acid and lignin free archival paper using an advanced digital dry ink method.
Ampersand Sign by Signs for Homes. £95. Well you can’t beat a good Ampersand, in this is pretty awesome (in the true sense of the word). This huge hand-painted Ampersand is fitted on the back are 2 circular hooks to hang on the wall. Satin red egg-shell finish.
Cast Iron Ampersand from House Industries. $250. More than just a pretty shelf sitter, these heavy ligatures can be deployed in a wide variety of household and office applications such as bookends, door stops, paperweights, dumbbells for power-walking or self-defense mechanisms. Each sculpture is hand picked, numbered, signed by the artist.
Ampersand fine art print by Teagan White. $15.60. While we’re in the mood, how about this?
The Big Lebowski by Jerod Gibson. $17.00. Fine art print, also available as an iPhone case, laptop skin, hoodie and t-shirt.
8 Faces magazine. $8. Pressed at just 2000 limited editions, each issue is a true collector’s item. The magazine has one core question at its heart — if you could only use eight typefaces for the rest of your life, which would you choose? — and poses this to eight leading designers from the fields of web design, print design, illustration, and type design.
Codex magazine, the journal of typography. $27. 164 glorious pages of articles, book and type reviews, interviews, type history, new and notable faces, essays, type design, from typography experts.
Helvetica Mad Men screenprint. $150. Inspired by one of the original Stempel promotional posters for Helvetica (as seen on “Mad Men”). Numbered edition of 100 copies, each signed by Helvetica director Gary Hustwit.
Whitelines notepad by Papernation. £1.95. A stylish A5 sized notebook with soft saddle stitch cover containing the revolutionary new Whitelines paper, that improves your writing and drawing experience - traditional dark lines on paper interfere with your content, white lines don’t!
Type Sketcher by Ian Lynam. $12. Cap height, ascender, bowl, serif, baseline: there are a lot of things to keep track of when designing letterforms! The Type Sketcher trio of pocket notebooks helps you stay on track as you design. This set features one book for uppercase, one book for lowercase, and one book for numerals, punctuation and symbols. Each book comes with a brief but informative guide to the basics of type design that serve as gentle guides for beginners and helpful reminders for seasoned type designers.
A World Without Type…. $30. An I Love Typography special edition: a magnificent A2 print designed by Swedish graphic & type designer Stefan Hattenbach. Screen-printed in Tokyo on beautiful red Plike paper with gold, white, and black inks. A limited edition of 200. Use the discount code FONTDECK to get $10 off!
Optimism/Pessimism Double-Sided Print. £45. Philosopher and writer Alain de Botton and graphic designer Anthony Burrill collaborated on a double-sided poster produced exclusively for the first GraphicDesign& event, held at the Design Museum. The event’s subject was Generalia, Phenomena, Knowledge. Alain sees classification as an opportunity to reorganise knowledge so that it might be more helpful to us in everyday life, while Anthony finds his ability to classify his own life is a route to happiness. Their double-sided collaborative poster addresses stereotypical perceptions of seemingly opposing approaches to life.
Centaur letterpess print by our favourite printer, Blush. £20. The first in the ‘Assorted Types’ series of letterpress prints showcasing classic typefaces. Designed by Jim Williams, an award winning typographer & graphic designer who has a lifelong passion for the craft of typography and letterforms. The prints have been lovingly printed to perfection on our vintage Heidelberg cylinder press onto 300gsm Somerset Velvet 100% cotton paper. Limited to 100 prints and individually numbered.
SOGO Japan Charity Print by Ligature, Loop & Stem. $100. This very special limited edition print by type designer and lettering artist Neil Summerour is a true labour of love and respect for Japan, a country that transformed his outlook on the world at age 16. Every exquisitely lettered Kanji on this 18”×24” silkscreen print represents a Japanese city affected by what has been called the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake. 100% of the proceeds from each print will go directly to SOGO Japan, a charitable organization created by Neil that feeds directly to indigenous relief and aid organizations in Japan
Gutenburg Bible replica page signed by Stephen Fry in aid of St. Bride Foundation. £25. A limited edition of 100 copies. The pages were printed on Alan May’s one-pull press that featured in the Stephen Fry BBC documentary about Gutenberg.
And that’s yer lot! Hope you were inspired. Let us know in the comments of any other type-related gifts were might like to know about.