Design Trends // Chalkboards

Posted by | August 06, 2012 | Design Trends, Inspiration | No Comments

Chalkboards & Design

With the resurgence of antique typography and hand lettering, it’s no wonder that beautiful, ornate hand lettering have found their way onto the familiar, vintage surfaces of chalkboards. From their schoolhouse roots to use as menu boards and home kitchen message boards, chalkboards have now become more of an aesthetic novelty, embraced by designers across multiples disciplines.

Chalkboards in Interior Design


Chalkboards - Interior Design


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Chalkboards in Industrial (Product) Design


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Chalkboards in Fashion Design


Chalkboards - Fashion Design


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Chalkboards in Wedding Design


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Chalkboards in Print Design


Chalkboards - Print Design


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Chalkboards in Packaging Design


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Chalkboards in Environmental Design


Chalkboards - Environmental Design


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Chalkboards in Motion Design





Chalkboards are a surface for messaging that is very casual, comfortable and informal which works well for certain situations and can be a contrast for formal occasions. The vintage typography on chalkboards are eye-catching and memorable, and create a boutique feel. Chalkboards are a nice option for organizations and businesses to consider if they desire an approachable communication tone with their audience.

Now that the use of the chalkboard has become ubiquitous and is featured at a commercial broadcasting level, do you think that the trend will continue on strong?

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