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February 8, 2013
From simple signage to repurposed letterforms, take a look at how typography turns up beautifully in these homes.
hanging typographic wall art

The owner of this home fills down time with creative projects, such as the “List Art” canvas featuring his favorite bands. Read more about the Manhattan Transformation here.

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Raimund Koch
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framed art and signage in garage

Hooper House II's new owner, Richard North, has altered the house very little, though he did convert the carport into an enclosed garage to provide greater protection for his collection of automobiles. Read more about the mid-20th century Marcel Breuer Hooper House here.

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Zubin Shroff
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typographic art accents in bathroom

The master bathroom has a bamboo screen and a Deauville tub by Victoria + Albert. A vintage enameled metal sign from the London Underground is framed by the screen and a cactus that sits atop an African stool. Read more about the eclectic South Minneapolis residence here.

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Dean Kaufman
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colorful letterforms and art in dinning room

The new media room, in which Popp retained the original tiny window as a nod to its 1940s character. Susan found the initials in a local shop, and daughter Olivia preferred them to be switched to say “ps,” to stand for “postscript.” Surrounding the Saarinen Tulip table are Philippe Starck chairs; the art is by various local artists. Read more about this affordable Sacramento remodel here.

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Mike Graffigna
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mckenzie residence ca vasarely posters

A pair of posters by op-art master Victor Vasarely in the other bedroom. Read more about Borrego Springs's symmetrical Spanish- and Southwestern- style home here.

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JUCO
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vibrant typography and printmaking

Instead of splurging on expensive framed art, Susanna tapes postcards and images cut from magazines to the wall. They're bright, colorful, and easy to swap out as she likes. Read more about this compact Finnish household here.

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Petra Bindel
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collectors choice poster graphic

A palette of wood, concrete, and painted brick forms a neutral backdrop for Kathryn Tyler’s vintage treasures, including a $30 dining table, $3 poster, and a set of 1950s Carl Jacobs Jason chairs she snagged on eBay for $400. Read more about this frugal furniture collector here.

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Andrew Meredith
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repurposed street signs as fence

Street signs provide an exterior siding. Read more about this sustainable approach to repurposing materials here.

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Randi Berez
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concrete lettering

Inspired by an old technique that Le Corbusier experimented with in the 1930s, Gregory Katz has imprinted Lot Four Two Four’s name on the exterior wall at the entrance, using laser-cut Perspex on concrete. Read more about this South African concrete abode here.

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Elsa Young
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hanging typographic wall art

The owner of this home fills down time with creative projects, such as the “List Art” canvas featuring his favorite bands. Read more about the Manhattan Transformation here.

Image courtesy of Raimund Koch.

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