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THE SUNDAY TIMES STYLE MAGAZINE- AN ARTICLE ABOUT TYPOGRAHY AND THE LETTEROOM

The writing's on the wall

You don’t have to be a graffiti artist to do something original with letters in the home — but it helps. Ben Eine tells us how to avoid the cliches

Font fans rejoice — retro typography is having a moment.

From fashion to art, homeware and interiors, the vogue for a quirky typeface has reached such heights that Virgin Atlantic has launched a commercial art gallery featuring work by the graffiti artist Ben Eine. You know, the one who only works in typeface, the one whose piece David Cameron gifted to Barack Obama when they first met. (It’s still hanging in the White House, fyi). At 35,000ft, first-class passengers can view and purchase pieces by the artist, all from the comfort of their seats.

The trend for interesting ways to use typefaces has a long tradition and something that the letteroom whole heartily embraces . [ See the Sunday Times website for the whole article ]