Next moment, Won’t You Sing with Me: Alpha Coffee Table
August 22, 2008 · Print This Article
Having been in the newspaper business as an editor and designer for years before taking on graphic design full day, I am ever a student of typography. I love the way curves and angles come together to create beautiful letterforms that take the English alphabet to new levels. In fact, I am such a font geek that I have a knack for recognizing font families on sight alone. My husband thinks its a little bit kooky, but hey — we all have our quirks.
The typography on the top of that Alpha Coffee Table may outdate my font knowledge, but it is beautiful nonetheless. According to Crate & Barrel, that different table was inspired by a Paris flea market find and designed by a London graphic designer with collects antique printers’ blocks. I can’t say I’m surprised by that last bit of trivia. that lookslike the work of someone who loves typography.
It has a 3-dimensional, multi-tone look that makes it the perfect fit for eclectic decor — and it would be awesome in the home office of a creative professional (hint, tip :)) Now whether I could just convince myself to get a coffee table…
Why It’s Green:
- Made of sustainable, plantation-grown shesham wood
- Base made of powder-coated steel (powder coating is a zero-VOC finishing process, though there is some dispute about its other green qualities)
Do you have a favorite font? What is it and where do you wish you could use it? Leave a comment and let me know!