Friday, December 19, 2014

DIY Type

Dana Tanamachi, the Brooklyn-based typographer whose exquisite hand-lettered murals fueled a chalk-writing trend, offers a book of alphabet stencils for all-purpose craft projects.

Inspired by the contemporary aesthetic of rendering type by hand, celebrated designer Dana Tanamachi shares a full set of upper and lower case alphabet stencils to create wall compositions, monogram t-shirts and jackets, personalize journals and school supplies, embroider pillows, and host parties filled with customized cakes and banners. With beautiful photographs and simple tutorials, you’ll find endless ways to decorate with type and joy in discovering the happy imperfections unique to your own application.

My thoughts: I was curious to see this book and the different ideas for stenciling. I love it! Lately, I have gotten into making banners for our house (right now, I have a Merry Christmas one up above the dining room table), so I love the idea of using the stencils in this book for making banners. There are two sets of alphabets, so the sky is the limit! There are ideas on different ways to fill the letters in and a myriad of projects to make. I love the idea of making monogrammed note cards or painting a child's name on a wall in their room. Like I said, so many fun ways to use this book! I shall enjoy it for years to come.
I received a copy of this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for my honest review


  1. Amanda,

    This does look like a fun book.
    I am wanting to get creative, maybe after the holiday's.

    Merry Christmas!!

    1. It does seem like a lot of things, lately, are going on the list of things to do after the holidays.;)
      This one is a fun book! I love that the letters are so versatile.
      Merry Christmas!