‘Tis the seasons, guys! Yes, it’s that time of the year when we get together with loved ones, eat awesome food, and give each other presents. The best time of the year!
I’m sure you have friends who absolutely adore typography (like myself), and you may wonder, what do I give someone who’s really into typography (or design for that matter)? There so many items that are amazing, but how are you supposed to narrow that down?How?! Don’t worry! You have me, a typography lover to help you.
So many awesome typography stuff catches my eye, but I managed to narrow it down to seven items. These are my picks of awesome gifts that any typography lover will love! You might find yourself buying stuff for yourself. ;D
Do your or your friend like literature? Or perhaps appreciate fabulous typography? The Penguin Drop Caps would be a perfect gift for you or your friend. Jessica Hische illustrated all 26 letters of the alphabet for the covers of select literature works. They’re incredibly gorgeous, and a great collector’s item. I want to own alllllllll of them. (One day.)
- 2. “So You Need A Typeface” Print ($22)
Know a friend who has a hard time picking what typeface to use? No worries! This print can help them. It beautifully directs any person what typeface they should use like for a logo or invitations or newspaper. (I cannot vouch for if it works or not.)
- 3. Anything by Emily McDowell (pricing depends on what you want)
You will want anything and everything created by Emily McDowell. She creates items that are insanely gorgeous and fun. Do you see this grown women tote? Or this book* (wine) tote? Or these pretty dish towels that you’d want to hang on your wall instead of wiping dishes? I want everything in her shop—the tote bags, the dish towels, the art prints, the mugs, everything.
- 4. “Typo” in Helvetica T-shirt ($19)
Always wanted a typography t-shirt? Have you seen this t-shirt? It’s simple, comes in various colors, and in Helvetica! You can learn about the proper terminology for different parts of the typeface. It’s awesome.
- 5. Graphos – Your Type of Playing Cards ($10)
Did you know typography playing cards exist? THEY DO! And these are ones I could find! These playing cards provide fun facts about typography, and the examples I’ve seen are so entertaining! It’s an awesome tool to learn more about it.
Want something typography on your wall, but don’t want to put a nail in the wall? This wall decal is perfect. It’s made of vinyl with a matte finish, so it’s easy to put on and remove from your wall (or anywhere you choose to place it). When you put it up, you’ll have tons of typefaces staring at you in the face.
- 7. Anything by Matthew Taylor Wilson (Pricing depends on item)
Lettering + illustration galore! Matthew Taylor Wilson’s work never fails to leave me in awe, and hopefully, he does the same to you and your friend! I love everything in his shop. Just look at his shop over on Society 6! SO MANY PRETTY! You can get his lettering in prints, iphone cases, clothing, throw pillows, tote bags, or rugs. You can have his gorgeous work all over your house!