Typography has been around for so many years, and is defined as ‘the art and technique of arranging type in order to make the language it forms most appealing to transparent learning and recognition.’ These days we talk about typography more in terms of the artistic design and placement of type to create a visually appealing result. Today we have collected a selection of stunning typographic posters, created in varying media such as Photoshop, Cinema4D and hand-drawn.
Typographic Poster Design
What is Graphic Design?
This poster was created for a competition on Flickr, and it was placed 12th.
The Year Was 2005
A poster to celebrate the new year in 2006.
This poster was created in January 2010, and has a surprising amount of foresight for the now current flat design trend.
This is one from a set of 3 posters designed for a book publishing company.
This is taken from a collection of typographic posters by Hungarian artist Aron Jancso.
Another beautiful poster from the same artist as above.
This is one of the best examples of this style of poster that I could find.
Thinking Around – Typographic Posters
A collection of posters that are an exploration for the artist. This one has a good quote: ‘The past and the present make the future inspiring. Good design is timeless… we may try to appeal to the past, to make enduring things for the future.’
Typography Poster Design
A beautiful example of typographic lettering – the design is enhanced by the simple white on black color scheme.
Sean Ball Design
A nice example of an illustrated typographic poster.
Affiche Hommage a Joe Colombo
Joe Colombo was an Italian product designer who used circles and curves a lot in his creations. This typographic poster is a tribute to his work.
Design Culture Now Poster
This was an assignment undertaken by the artist – the criteria included using the given information only with type and basic geometric elements. The result is quite outstanding.
Railham – Great Western Typeface
A promotional poster for a font… amazing design, and I would imagine it definitely sold the font package!
This is what the artist says about this work: ‘With this project I didn’t want to use standard images of couples which would create a cliche identity, I wanted to do something different so I decided to use graffiti to express the chemistry that can occur between people in love. I bought some cans and started experimenting.’
A beautiful example of lettering made with Cinema4D.
A simple but clever design using triangles and thin lines.
Colombia es lo que dices
A good example of hand-drawn typographic design.
Typographic Anatomy Poster
The artist states: ‘The poster explores the integration of typography as image and information.’
Dutchmann Weekend Racer
Dutchmann is a South African initiative which connects master craftsmen with contemporary designers and artists, creating collaborations
Shape and Form
A very nicely designed poster, relevant to it’s title.
The Sky Is Not The Limit
A 3D stacked text effect on a relevant night sky background.
Designers Against Child Slavery is a design collective that enables creatives from all over the world to rise up against the child sex trade.
Hopefully you have been inspired by some of these examples of typographic poster design. Some have been created just for fun, some are advertising, and others have a serious message behind them.
Please leave your comments and acknowledgment for the artists in the comments section below.