Word art goes hand in hand with literacy. Or maybe word art existed before literacy—the two are closely related. Decorative letters can be used for all sorts of purposes – to spell out company names, indicate a place of residence for the postman, or just to announce your “barbaric yawn” to the world. Before universal literacy, written words seemed magical—an idea that no doubt benefited many charlatans. In fact, alphabets like the Ogham script were reserved for priestly orders and were taught in secret. There was an understanding that when you write something, you endow the idea with permanence. Large decorative letter blocks can add to that sense of permanence and emphasize your message.
One of the best uses for decorative letters is to represent company names. Whether the letters are three-dimensional or painted on a door, passers-by can easily identify the store or even find a store type that suits their needs.
sense of place
Perhaps one of the most famous uses of letters is the word “Hollywood” as written in lights above this famous neighborhood. While this is an extraordinary use of letter art, it is no less striking when depicted in the form of a house with the words “The Smiths” or some other name on it. A prominent name easily identifies your location for postal workers or emergency services, as well as for guests.
Perhaps one of the most recent uses of word art is to convey a message to the world. These messages can range from “Jesus Saves” to “Writer at Work: Stop at Your Own Risk.” Some messages are more direct and encourage reflection on the person’s intentions, while others proclaim a readiness to embrace the world happily. But in any case, words make the meaning clearer than pictures.
letters for your message
You can use letters to convey your message. They can be big or small; rustic and distressed or modern and shiny. Whatever you want to say, there are a number of letters “out there” that you can use to form your words. Here some examples.
Large blocks of letters
Large letter pads made in Mexico. The large letters are ideal for displaying the company name or for decorative use. Curved letters in the set may need help to line them up correctly. Hang them on a wall or combine them with other landscaping details to solve this problem. All are handmade, so there may be variations in size and shape.
Rustic brown letters
Nothing says perseverance like a rusty brown iron letter. Nest it under other arrangements or use multiple arrangements to spell something. Manufactured in Mexico and distributed by Trent Austin Design. These letters may slightly evoke ghost towns and velors in the desert waiting for you to explore.
Crafted from galvanized metal, these tiny distorted letters could be just the thing for a door panel or mailbox. They are made in the USA and distributed by Gracie Oaks. They can be used as standing letters or hung for display, making them perfect for word art. Reminiscent of old tin roofs or country kitchens, they are perfect for country or cottage decor.
Polished aluminum table tops
Standing orientation only, but what a stand! These highly polished metal letters can be used individually or to spell out a special message. Bright, contemporary and modern, from Now they can create an ambience like no other. Add some bright tinsel stars and battery operated tea lights to set a table setting to the minute.
Wooden block perpetual calendar
Tired of buying desk calendars year after year? Then this perpetual calendar made of vintage wooden blocks is just what you need. Change the blocks daily to show the month and day. Only the year is missing. In addition, it is a calendar that does not consume batteries or electricity. Complement it with a vintage analogue elevator clock to complete your desk ensemble.
Angulay Driftwood Beach letter pads convey the feel of the ocean, castaways and shipwrecks. Decorated with ropes, these distressed wooden letters are sure to be a hit at your next pirate party. Presented by Highland Dunes.
love letter pads
Express your intent with these distressed wooden letters that represent one of the most important (and perhaps most misunderstood) words in the English language. Typographic details have been added to the letter L to clarify its intent. It is a perfect gift for a wedding or an anniversary celebration. The Sutherland Love Letters are brought to you by Andover Mills.
Mirrored glass letters
If you need an elegant way to style your office or desk claim, then this is just what you need – Mirrored Glass Letters brought to you by Boston Warehouse Trading Corp. were made available. It doesn’t get any shinier or brighter unless you put your name in lights. Also suitable for writing messages on banquet tables.
At home in gilded writing
Announce your location with these two-piece aluminum and acrylic letter blocks that spell out the word “home” in a modern script. Perfect for placing on a mantle or word wall, or even as part of a scavenger hunt game. The gilding shows the meaning of the word. It can be placed almost anywhere in your room that you feel the need to remember where you are.
Milled wooden block letters
Make an area or room special with these rustic wooden block letters. Spell a name or just use a letter as the first letter. These letters give a word art arrangement a special look that is second to none. O’Rourke’s Decorative Milled Blocks could be just the thing for a teenager’s bedroom or as the focal point of your next dinner party.