Typography traces its origins to the first punches and dyes used to make seals and currency in ancient times. Words have appeared in visual art since classical time but it was in the early 20th century that artists really began exploring language as a subject itself. The power of words as art can have a profound affect.

Peter Blake, the father of British Pop, proved that the alphabet should not be limited to children’s educational books or the nursery walls, but can be appropriated to produce visually stunning artworks.

The trend for using the alphabet as 3D objects to decorate an interior is popular. It’s a fun and quirky way to add humour or meaning.

Playing with words is a great way of expressing yourself and personalising your home.

“My words fly up, my thoughts remain below. Words without thoughts never to heaven go” William Shakespeare.

Take a look at some great typography and Nkuku alphabet letters on our pinterest board http://pinterest.com/nkukulife/alphabet-typography/

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