Letterfolk

Yesterday's letter boards for today's home

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Yesterday's letter board for today's home

Letter boards aren't new. In fact, they're pretty old. For half a century, letter boards were the most efficient way of neatly and uniformly displaying information that was subject to change. Their use ranged from coffee shop menus to mugshot nameplates to class photo props to church directories. And while you still might see the occasional board at aging office buildings or neighborhood chapels, they're clearly in the rearview mirror of the 21st century. They're plain, they're not digital, and they require a little bit of labor.

And yet, despite all of their shortcomings, there's an unmistakable beauty in these boards. The sharp contrast of the white Helvetica letters against the textured jet-black felt. The subtle artistry of letter placement, kerning and leading. The power of a single word against a sea of negative space. It's for these reasons and more that we wanted to repurpose and reimagine yesterday's letter board for today.

Our mission is to bring the lost art of typesetting and the power of the written word into homes. We create premium slotted felt letter boards that are handcrafted to become personalized pieces of art fit for the walls of your home.

All of our products are proudly made in the USA.

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Letterfolk is run by husband and wife, Johnny and Joanna. When we're not spelling out love notes, 90's hip hop lyrics and passive aggressive reminders on their letter boards, Johnny works as a creative consultant and copywriter and Joanna works as a freelance copyeditor and stay-at-home mom. We also run Our Freaking Budget, a personal finance blog for millennials. We have two daughters who enjoy putting anything within reach in their mouths, watching Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood and waking up at 5am.

Production partners

  • A woodworker

    WI, United States

    Our American manufacturer helps make our letter boards "groovy"... terrible pun, sorry. Using advanced machinery, they cut precise grooves into our boards where the felt and letters are affixed. They're awesome and we love working with them.

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Last updated on November 2, 2016
Our mission is to bring the lost art of typesetting and the power of the written word into homes. We create premium slotted felt letter boards that are handcrafted to become personalized pieces of art fit for the walls of your home.

All of our products are proudly made in the USA.

Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Apple Pay
  • Klarna
  • Sofort
  • Ideal
  • Paypal
  • GiftcardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
We're happy when you're happy, and we proudly stand behind our letterboards. Should you find yourself less-than-happy with your order, shoot us an email within 30 days of your purchase and ship your order back to us in its original packaging and condition (including unused letter set) for a full refund. Shipping charges will not be refunded, except in the case of damage en route.
Payment
Orders cannot be canceled after they have shipped.
Shipping
All Letterfolk orders are shipped via United States Postal Service Priority Mail.

Please allow 1 to 2 business days to process your order. Every effort will be made to get your letterboard to you as soon as possible. We are not responsible for shipments sent to incorrect addresses as a result of customer error.