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    22 Things All Typography And Lettering Lovers Will Immediately Want To Have Their Lives

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    1. An interactive guide to hand lettering filled with tips from experts and enthusiasts, as well as plenty of prompts and practice pages.,

    Promising review: "The lengthy title tells it all — it's great for beginners who want to learn the art of calligraphy but it also serves to inspire creative people who are always looking for ways to boost their artistic talent at work, at home, when making gifts, and just for personal pleasure. There's plenty for every visual artist." —Lauri Boehlert

    Get it from Amazon for $13.56.

    2. A breathtakingly-designed mobile game that takes you on a journey through the ages and histories of typographic styles.

    Promising review: "I'm not new to the genius and joys of typography but I am to gaming, and this is the perfect marriage of the two and a great learning experience. The typeface renderings and artwork are thoughtful and magnificent; I find I get entranced by the graphics. The histories of type are explained well and I would highly recommend this game to any type geeks who want a little gaming action with their fonts." —Andi856

    Get it from the App Store for $2.99 or Google Play for $3.41.

    3. A chic and clean mug accompanied by a ~bold~ statement.

    Get it from Terry Bain on Zazzle for $17.30.

    4. Sakura pens and Prismacolor markers that won't bleed, smear, or dry up all too quickly.,

    Promising review (for Sakura pens): "These are archival-quality pens. They don't smear (which is awesome, especially since I am a lefty!!) and last a really long time before they run out of ink. I can go on and on about Microns — I've used them for years for my pen and ink artwork." —Danielle J. Scott

    Get the first set of pens (set of six) from Amazon for $9.19 and the second set of markers (set of 12) for $19.98.

    5. A trusty Moleskine with dotted grid pages for straight lines and equal spacing.,

    Promising review: "I love these notebooks for practicing hand-lettering. The dots are enough of a guide for straight lines but still lets my work have a clean look. It's a great compromise between a blank and lined notebook. I can also write journal entries or sketch." —Jackie

    Get it from Amazon for $17.96 (large size) or Moleskine for $14.95+ (available in three sizes and five colors).

    6. Friendly wire wall art that's always ready to greet you and your guests.,

    Get "stay awhile" from Urban Outfitters for $14 and "bonjour" or "goodnight" from Anthropologie for $48+.

    7. A cute shelf- or dresser-sized light box to customize with satisfyingly uniform letters.

    Get it from Amazon for $46.99.

    8. Or a speech bubble light box with both stenciling and free-writing options.

    Get it from Typo for $25.

    9. A themed writing and stationary subscription box that sources top-notch journals, pens, and other supplies from all around the world.

    Promising review: "I think what really works for me here is the curation effort that is put into the boxes and the exposure to new and interesting products, like the April delivery was about recycled and sustainable writing products. As a lover of all things paper and pen, I'm looking for items I would not have encountered otherwise. The May delivery made my heart sing a bit more — two delightful pens to try, a leather-bound journal, and a set of two slim, lined notebooks. I think the value is outstanding especially when the curation efforts are considered." —Christin

    Get it from Crate Joy for $29+ per month.

    10. A classic Oscar Wilde quote to keep you inspired and starry-eyed through tough times.

    Get it from Abbie Imagine on Etsy for $8.75+.

    11. A turquoise beaded monogram necklace that says, "that's my name; don't wear it out!"

    Get it from Anthropologie for $48 (available in all 26 letters). Also available in gold.

    12. A detailed unraveling of the history of type — from the days of Gutenburg to today's greatest affecters of change — that will leave you with a greater sense of appreciation.

    Promising review: "This is a fascinating read about a topic that is entirely pervasive yet so often unnoticed in our culture. Though the author freely admits his hardcore enthusiasm for type, he does not present information in a way that discourages someone new to the subject from jumping right in. He has definite personal tastes, ones that you may disagree or concur with without losing too much stake in the overall book. Overall a nice mix of history and contemporary views blended with humor and a clear love for the topic." —joliefille

    Get it from Amazon for $10.88.

    13. A classy mug that lives a double life as a coffee carrier by day and pick-up line by night.

    Get it from The Scribble Studio on Etsy for $14.95+ (available as a ceramic mug or plastic tumbler).

    14. Or an endearing card for scribbling down notes to loved ones near and far.

    Get it from The Anastasia Co. on Etsy for $4+.

    15. A perfectly gilded clipboard that states your life motto for all to see.

    Someone trying to get you on a project you don't have time for? Talk to the clipboard.

    Get it from Typo for $9.99.

    16. A design-obsessed, cruelty-free skin care line known for its clean packaging and satisfying type.

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    As co-founder and general manager Suzanne Santos says in an interview with The Beauty Gazette, "we created a genuine reason for our skin care products to exist in an over-saturated market. Our products are efficacious and distinctive, and for many customers have become a trusted friend that is not easily superseded."

    Shop the entire Aesop collection at Nordstrom or Barney's for $10+.

    17. A vibrant collection of the sketchbooks of 90+ leading designs and typographers from around the world — basically, a real feast for the eyes.,

    Promising review: "As a lover of type and a fan of Louise Fili and Milton Glaser, I fell in love with this book. As a young artist in-the-making I was able to learn so much more about other well-known artists/typographers. It is inspiring by just flipping through its pages alone; it's a keeper." —Rachel Ramsey

    Get it from Amazon for $25.56.

    18. A specially-designed typography Scrabble board boasting wood tiles in 12 fonts and soothing layouts to boot.

    Winning Solutions,

    Get it from Bespoke Post for $50.

    19. A beautifully-arranged city map with crisp proportions, sizing, and spacing.

    Get it from Flying Junction on Etsy for $25+ (available in three sizes and five primary colors).

    Check out all the cities/boroughs available here!

    20. A subscription box that delivers three trendy typography-inspired shirts to your doorstep every month.

    Get it from Shirt Chic on Crate Joy for $25.99+ per month (available in juniors' and ladies' sizes S-4XL).

    21. An elegant monogram letter for a perfect accent piece (and sly tribute to yours truly) in any room.

    Get it from Anthropologie for $24 (available in all 26 letters and the "&" symbol).

    22. A expert-driven guide to typography that breaks down the fundamentals in a way that won't leave you scratching your head.

    Promising review: "Steven Heller and Gail Anderson have put together another great inspirational guide (first edition here) to help end creative blocks or bolster conceptual thinking; it’s also full of brilliant examples demonstrating the power and diversity of typography in action. Rather than wall-to-wall imagery à la Pinterest, this book constructively explains basic graphic design precepts and history in a way that sticks." —N. Wu

    Get it from Amazon for $12.20 (paperback) or $11.59 (Kindle).

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