I love chairs. And typography, So both Tim Fishlock‘s and Blue Ant Studio’s beautiful prints in which they use Classic Chairs As Typography are right up my alley/in my wheelhouse/my cup of tea… you get the picture.
Classic Chairs As Typography
Typeseat by Tim Fishlock
First, Fishlock’s Typeseat is a limited edition screenprint featuring classic chairs as the letters of the alphabet.
Here Tim explains some background to the edition:
“A lot of my work explores symbols and the idea of pictorial shorthand. I’m fascinated by the alphabet, how most of the letters began as pictures, icons from another era. Social and cultural change and aesthetic trends have been reflected in the Roman alphabet as it’s been refined over the centuries. Few objects reflect this cultural change as distinctly as the chair. An Eames lounger or a Panton chair are effective shorthand for the aesthetic trends of the day.
Typeseat is my attempt at creating a pictorial alphabet made up of some of the most iconic chairs of the twentieth century.”
50 x 70cm
– Alphabet & Chair Posters from Blue Ant Studio.
I’d be remiss to speak of a poster about classic modern chairs and the alphabet without mentioning Blue Ant Studio and their wonderful selection of prints. Here are three that incorporate classic modern chairs (and are very affordable):
Alphabet Orangina (detail):
The Alphabet of Design Classics (detail):
And Eye Exam, an eye chart made of of modern classic chairs:
Above are just three of their beautiful prints, shop for these and more at Blue Ant Studio. UPDATE: Blue Ant Studio is no longer, please see the work of Tim Fishlock here.