Design Inspiration: Text Art Showcase

Typography is a major aspect of web and graphic design. With text art, typography and text effects can be used in unique, creative ways to design. In this post we’ll showcase some beautiful examples of text art. If you see something you like, click on the image and you will be led to the source.

Australia Post Ad

Australia Post Ad

Jimi Hendrix

Jimi Hendrix

Cover Girl

Cover Girl

Typographic World Map

Typographic World Map

Freedom

Freedom

Valdez

Valdez

Am I Your Type

Am I Your Type

Coca Cola

Coca Cola

Self Portrait

Self Portrait

Tribute to the Dalai Lama

Tribute to the Dalai Lama

Kurt Cobain

Kurt Cobain

A Man of His Word

A Man of His Word

B.A.

B.A.

Burdened

Burdened

Amnesty International Ad

Amnesty International Ad

McDonald’s

McDonald's

Lil Wayne

Lil Wayne

Typographic Self Portrait

Typographic Self Portrait

John Lennon

John Lennon

With Great Humility

With Great Humility

Safety

Safety

Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali

Working Class Hero

Working Class Hero

Type Face

Type Face

Emotional

Emotional

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  • Lime Web Design, December 2, 2010

    Seriously inspiring stuff. I’ve always loved using typography in this way and this collection shows exactly why. Amazing stuff

  • Andy @ FirstFound, December 2, 2010

    I love the typographic world map – it’s my desktop background!

  • Timothy Whalin, December 2, 2010

    Awesome collection! Thank you very much! This is a great tutorial on Abduzeedo that talks about how to do these type of photo manipulation:
    http://abduzeedo.com/super-easy-typographic-portrait-photoshop

    Thanks!

  • Web design hull, December 2, 2010

    Very inspiring… I really love the amnesty international ad.

  • Saina, December 2, 2010

    Excellent! Thanks. Magda

  • aledesign.it, December 2, 2010

    Amazing… excellent post…more graphics are really good! I have an Idea with 2 examples.. Thanks for the sharing… I love these post! :) The particular use of typography in some case are fabulos!

  • gedit.net, December 3, 2010

    Amazing examples of masiv typographic poster/print design and where is the point for webdesign now?

  • Angelee, December 3, 2010

    I found the first one the best!..

    There are more of these from Juan Osborne–> http://www.webdesignerdepot.com/2010/11/the-word-art-of-juan-osborne/

  • Denise Armstrong, December 3, 2010

    I have always liked this concept of mixing words with art and portraiture. It is poetic.
    Thank you for sharing these pieces for their inspirational value !

  • Ian Kirk, December 4, 2010

    I agree with the rest, the first, Australian Post one is brilliant! It draw attention straight to it, and signifies so much, with the image AND the text, brilliant stuff!

  • SampeiMihira, December 5, 2010

    Many thanks for your hard work in searching this wonderful text art design !

  • Wow!Very amazing Text art. I was so amaze with all of the designs. I am inspired to try it too. Hope to see more designs.Thanks for sharing and inspiring!

  • D2S Technologies, December 6, 2010

    Awesome pictures…never seen like this…keep doing good work

  • Vandelay Website Design, December 6, 2010

    Thanks for the feedback everyone. I’m glad this showcase can provide some inspiration.

  • emlak haberleri, December 6, 2010

    Very inspiring… I really love the amnesty international ad.

  • Frank Zweegers, December 7, 2010

    Great ads. Thanks for sharing.

  • web design leads, December 7, 2010

    The Australian post ad is ingenious!

  • e11world, December 7, 2010

    Excellent round up! I really wish I have time to work on a piece like any of these!

  • Binod Chourasia, December 8, 2010

    Very inspiring work. I too love to work among them

  • John Carter, December 10, 2010

    I just love the Hendrix one – always been a big fan of his.

  • Spoonfed Design, December 10, 2010

    That first one really caught my eye and drew me in. Fantastic.

  • Website Designing, December 14, 2010

    wow amazing very inspiring design

  • konut fırsatları, December 15, 2010

    Thank you for the app. Looks like we’ll have some downloading and applying to do this week so we are up to date. Being able to use this on the road may prove to be invaluable.

  • raybak, December 21, 2010

    Selecting Australian post ad for the home page thumb is a clever idea as this post ad is indeed very eye catching. Rest are also good.

  • Erica | Large Format Poster, January 14, 2011

    Bravo to this collection! All of the designs are have a creative twist into it. It shows how we can show our creativity using simple font styles. Thumbs up!

  • Jessie, March 31, 2011

    This artwork is truly amazing. We are learning it in art class and I love it. I can’t wait to create some of my own!!!!

    PS: I love art class! I get to sit next to a cute boy, he is truly a work of art! (;

  • Toronto Web Developer, June 10, 2011

    As an aspiring CopyWriter I can’t say enough about this Ad. WOW. I am amazed by this work of art. Well Done!