20 Amazing Examples of Typography Art

As Robert Bringhurst, from The Elements of Typographic Style, once said, “Typography exists to honor content.” I couldn’t agree with him more. In fact, in this set of pictures words don’t just honor content, they take on a meaningful life of their own. Whether fonts transform simple letters into symbolic works of art or whether they blend together to create one large meaningful statement, type exists to convey a message as well as to evoke an emotion. I hope you enjoy a collection of my twenty most favorite pieces of typography art. Scroll down to the last three if we’re just not on the same page. 🙂



January 15, 2017

Timeless Photos Capture the Dreamy Villages of Cinque Terre

The Cinque Terre, a string of rustic coastal villages along Italy’s Ligurian Coast has long been an inspiration for travel photographers. With plunging cliffs and dramatic vistas, the small towns are ripe for postcard perfect photography. But when Slovenian photographer Jaka Bulc traveled to the Cinque Terre, he immersed himself in a different side of the towns. The result is a set of timeless images that peel back the layers of the well-loved vacation spot.

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January 14, 2017

Portraits of Legendary Musicians Painted on Vinyl Records

For years, Arizona-based artist Daniel Edlen has created show-stopping works of vinyl art. Inventively using records as his canvas, Edlen has redefined “album art” with his painted portraits of iconic singers and beloved bands. To create each masterpiece, Edlen applies acrylic paint directly onto the record’s vinyl. Stark, black-and-white tones enable each singer’s portrait to dramatically pop from its black background, and delicate, dappled brushstrokes reminiscent of pointillism emphasize the surface’s unique contours.

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