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7 Stunning Ways to Decorate with Typography

We'll spell it out for you: Decorating with letters and numbers gives everyday items instant personality.

By Judy Prouty; Craft styling by Suzonne Stirling

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Typographic mantel display
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Alphabet Soup

Here's how: Collect old or new pieces, such as signs, printers' blocks, game cards, typography art—anything featuring numbers or letters. Choose a variety of shapes and sizes and arrange on a shelf.

Tip: Flea markets and garage sales are good sources for typographic ephemera, but you can also try online stores such as,, and for new items.

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