10 Examples of Creative Typography Design
The art of typography is incredibly difficult to master. It takes lots of hard work and dedication to learn how to create unique typefaces that extend beyond the screen or page on which they are used. More and more often we are seeing typographic designs used in print ads and media as a way of conveying meaningful information in a beautiful way. Words can mean so much more when they are displayed in an attractive manner that really gives their audience an experience. Today, I want to inspire you to enhance the meaning of some of your words with these incredibly original typography pieces. Let us know which is your favorite in the comments below, and be sure to share any you think were missed.
Bacon! A Yummy Alphabet Created by Henry Hargreaves
Henry is a photographer and creative from New Zealand who is currently based in New York. He is full-time photographer who has worked with everyone from Ralph Lauren to the New York Times. Henry’s goal is to create and showcase unique and fun images that are both provocative and memorable, and he’s definitely accomplished that with his bacon alphabet. It’s nice to see an incredibly trendy item like bacon used to create a scrumptious typeface.
Embroidered Typography by Ali Lander-Shindler
Many people may believe the art of embroidery has been lost to us…but that simply isn’t the case. Ali Lander-Shindler is bringing back this art form by creating fun and unique typographic pieces. Ali is making embroidery modern by incorporating fun and funky sayings with intricate typefaces to make art. She frequently updates her tumblr with her latest typographic pieces, which often reference food.
Hand Drawn “Mr.Poster” Font Brushes by Frisk Shop
There are hundreds of incredible examples of typography that are showcased around the web, but rarely can you use the same lettering or fonts to create a piece of your own. Frisk Web, a small design studio based out of Poland, has created the Mr.Poster hand-drawn font as a Photoshop brush that you can use for any of your design projects. It’s a fun and easy font to use to create everything from funky infographics to greeting cards and invitations.
Food Typography by Danielle Evans
Who doesn’t love food and mouth-watering morsels? Danielle Evans, a designer/illustrator from the midwest, has found a way of combining the culinary arts with the world of design through intricate typography art made with food and cooking products. Her designs incorporate the natural flow of items like flour and spices into her typographic pieces, creating something truly unique. She recently launched a Food Typography tumblr to showcase her food-related typographic creations.
Typography Miniature Golf Course by Ollie Willis
Golf courses may be one of the last things that comes to mind when you think of typography, but London-based graphic designer Ollie Willis has come up with a way to bring the world of mini-golf and typography together. For Ollie, golf and design (or more specifically typography design) share similar features. He explains that, “Golf is a game of patience and precision, often considered by players as a lifestyle of frustration, annoyance and ultimately enjoyment; these are all common emotions that come with being a designer.”
Willis is working to create an entire typographic alphabet that incorporates the 45º and 90º angles that are typically found at mini-golf courses, allowing the ball to easily move from start to finish.
Pringles Galaxy Typographic Ads by Chris LaBrooy
Chris is a graphic designer and artist based in the UK known for his ability to think outside the box when it comes to typography. He has an unparalleled ability to use everyday objects to create incredible typographic pieces with a clear and distinct message. Chris recently worked with Pringles to develop a series of ads that incorporated the ingredients found in their products along with key branding messages. The result is a fun and unique typographic piece with a clear message that also looks incredible.
Floral Abecedary by Mia Charro
All across the internet there are tons of elegant designs for wedding invitations, greeting cards, and digital designs featuring floral elements. Flowers are an incredibly colorful and delicate addition to many creative projects. I’ve seen so many beautiful typographic art pieces that incorporate floral elements into their design. Now, if you’re creating a typography print you can use this alphabet to make your own floral type piece.
Paper Typography by Sabeena Karnik
Sabeena is a freelance illustrator and typographer who specializes in paper sculpting. She has taken paper crafting to a whole new level with her complex typographic designs made entirely out of colorful paper. It’s always incredibly inspiring when two forms of art come together to create something new and innovative, and hopefully someday her letters will be transformed into usable graphics or a font.
Apples of Gold Identity by Lisa Cook
The design for the Apples of Gold identity is meant to be a combination of shabby/chic. Lisa Cook, a designer from South Africa, created this unique typography piece to help brand this sweet little coffee and sweet shop. Each individual letter for the branding is hand-drawn and has a unique flare to it, but ultimately it comes together to create a fun and funky identity design.
Frankmusic: Between by Pedro Veneziano
This stunning typography design brings together bright colors with a futuristic feel. The design mirrors something that would stem from Tron or Ender’s Game and makes me feel right smack in the center of the science fiction universe. These designs were created by Pedro Veneziano to help promote the new album from artist Frankmusic.
This is a guest post by Maryam Taheri
Like a true San Franciscan, Maryam has a passion for dogs and the Giants. She heads up Content Marketing at creativemarket.com where she writes about all things creative. You can find her on twitter at @caracaleo.