Thursday, March 26, 2009

Design Feed: For the Love of Letters

Letterpress is an art that has been around for decades. That art is now evolving from paper to sculpture. Our newest love is using antique, or reproduction antique letterpress blocks as sculpture.

Letterpress blocks can really fit with any decor. For a modern spin create a wall feature with hidden messages such as you family names, business, or an inside joke. Similar to what did.

For a more shabby chic look use the blocks to create a welcome message to your guests in a guest room or spell your child's name in a nursery.

To make your sculpture functional use the blocks to create a a table top, dresser top, a mirror border, or dress up the back of a dining room chair. The possibilities are truly endless. Comparable tables are sold at for hundreds.

1 comment:

  1. I absolutely love that first idea, putting the letters on the wall in a sweeping pattern like that! Great idea. I have a a lot of blocks from my grandfather's old print shop. I've always wanted to do something different with them and this is an amazing idea. thank you!