From clean, simple typography to free-flowing, whimsical hand lettering, a little text can add interest and often humor to a space. I love how A Beautiful Mess' Elsie Larson stuck to a monochromatic black and white theme for her corner gallery wall in the image above, well-balanced with text of different sizes and typefaces.
If you're looking for that perfect lettering piece, there are SO many fantastic options out there! It was hard to choose, but with a few suggestions from Tyler, I've narrowed down my current favorites.
You've no doubt seen this artist's work all over Pinterest and social media: Anna Rifle Bond has quickly become a powerhouse of illustration and design through her company Rifle Paper Co. I do not even try to hide my obsession with her greeting cards, stationary, notebooks, organizers, not to mention her recent collaborations with Paper Crown, and her editions of classic literature with Puffin.
She has so many wonderful prints available, but I like these friendly designs—also friendly in price at $50 each for an unframed 16"x20" archival print.
Nashville-based modern lettering artist and Instagram taste-maker Chelsea Petaja produces many lovely quotes through her Etsy shop, Oh My Deer. Unfortunately right after I pulled these images, she put her shop on hold while she goes on vacation through September 14th, so I'll be sure to update with prices when I can!
It is no wonder that Brooklyn based graphic designer and lettering genius Ricardo Gonzalez has worked with huge clients, to name a few: Lululemon, MTV, Nissan, VH1, Coca Cola, Revlon, KRINK, and Oprah!! (well, her magazine, but still). I love the white on metallic gold in this print available from Society6, starting unframed at $25.
You may know artist Steve Powers better as ESPO—the prolific graffiti writer and street artist of the '90s, mainly active in NYC and Philadelphia. After many successful years as ESPO, Powers has taken his iconic sign lettering style to many public art projects more recently and luckily for us, has made a few clever prints available. These limited edition, signed, three color screenprints are $150, unframed.
A creative design shop from Athens, Greece, the Mess Project produces a variety of clever paper goods, including this little minimal print—starting at just $5.18 for the smallest size.
Toronto-based designer and photographer Anabela Piersol creates minimal typographic designs for prints, totes, silks, and more from her shop, Field Guided. You've probably seen this tote on the arm of cool girl or two. Also featured in Elsie Larson's gallery wall above, I like this print especially, featuring French text (also the title of a Serge Gainsbourg album) that translates roughly to "seen from the exterior," against a mountain background. It's just $35 for the 15.5 x 11.75 in print on acid-free Maidstone white paper.
Let's wrap up with LA artist and designer Cheryl Humphreys. Raised in Baltimore, Humphreys was influenced by her interior designer mother from a young age, and incorporates a tactile attention to detail in her work today. This clever white-on-white, blind embossed print also adds topography to typography (!)— and can be yours from Tappan Collective, starting at $150.
I hope you enjoyed the latest list, and feel free to make requests or ask questions if there is anything specific you'd like to see!