Fun with Fonts: Typographic Prints for Kids

Fun with Fonts: Typographic Prints for Kids

Mat Sanders
Aug 3, 2012

Typography is a no-brainer for us design nerds looking to punch up our spaces with cool and graphic artwork. But what about all of those little budding designers-to-be? Let your little one learn in style by outfitting their room in one of these sharp and modern Typographic prints from some of our favorite shops in Marketplace.

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A nice go-to for contemporary lighting, furniture and art for the home, 2Modern also has some wonderfully simple kid-friendly options, like this hip Alphabet Wall Print by eco-conscience designers Ollie & Lime.

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The “kid sister” company to Crate & Barrel and CB2, Land of Nod offers lots of modern, high-quality toys and home accents for your little one. From Point A to Point Z, designed by Eric Comstock comes pre-framed and ready to hang. $89

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Bringing “cool” to all the babies in Brooklyn, this store is a good place to hit-up, especially for compact home accessories and other necessities useful for small space living. I love their collection of PLYprints, featuring the work of mid-century textile designer Alexander Girard. $89

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Started by graphic designer Isabelle Norman, this online boutique features simple and sweet Scandanavian art that is available in multiple colors. You can even customize the text, like in this print titled “Sky is the Limit.” $67

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When sisters Toni and Jolie started Spunky Sprout, they wanted to create “one stop shopping for modern babies and parents alike.” When searching for typography prints for kids, look no further than their Binth Alphabet Poster with its Danish, mid-century inspired look. $85

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Based out of Philly, this vintage shop is filled with all kinds of antiques and goodies, including these fun Paper Packs. Each is assembled by Three Potato Four and are filled with a combination of numbers, type, patterns and other graphics for you and your kids can get creative. $16

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No matter what the age, UK-based Funky Moose is one of those shops you see and can’t help but wanting everything. This is a store filled with creative and imaginative toys and kids’ accessories - like these Animals Alphanetised Wall Decals from Blik are no exception. $50

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This San Francisco based graphic design specialist is a delicious source for uniquely mod artwork. This Alphabet Letterpress Print is a very special piece as its makers used four colors and ran the sheet through four passes to create the vibrant coloring. $39

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You will rest at ease knowing your kids won’t be dismantling those public signs down the street when you outfit their room in one of these Custom Replica NYC & Boston Signs from Underground Signs. Prices range from $99-399, and all are printed in Helvetica – the MTA’s standard since 1966.

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Featuring home goods by big names in design like DwellStudio and Vitra, Babygeared is a great resources for cool and modern kids décor. This Alphabet of Design Classics Print celebrates modern furniture and maybe will maybe even inspire a little designer-to-be. $50

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