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Test the Limits: Chalk Style Typography

July 13th, 2015

Chalk style typography has an old-school vibe, a slightly juvenile character, and urban nature. It managed to carve out an ideal niche for itself as well as mature into an art direction of full value. It is a favorite choice among designers that finds wide application in various spheres and leaves an artistic imprint on everyday life, brightening up some of our standard routines.

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Ones that thoroughly enjoy benefits of this sort of letter crafting are food/drink-related establishments such as restaurants, pubs, cafes, and others. Not only does chalk typography enhance and enrich exterior including signs, info boxes, menus, special offers but also interior, serving as an efficient instrument for adding a certain zest to the general atmosphere. Along with the traditional realization that implies white symbols placed on a rough black chalkboard, designers also employ colorful palettes that let convey emotions more accurately and give a piece a unique, dynamic and vibrant appearance. Typography in tandem with complementary objects that are usually used to finish off the whole view as well as put an emphasis on a beauty of letterings composes a real masterpiece.

Today we have gathered 30 such works of art – projects featuring chalk style typography that are worth your attention. Some of them depict truly ornamental fonts others grab attention with an ingenious symbiosis of sketches where type plays the first fiddle and binds everything together

Feeling Good!

1-feeling good series
Creator: Antonio Rodrigues Jr

Prestinaria Chalkboards

2-Prestinaria Chalkboards
Creator: Cyla Costa

Nike Chalk Lettering

3-nike lettering
Creator: Ben Johnston

La Pasta Gialla

4-promo for pasta
Creator: Cristina Pagnoncelli

Artisanal Burger Mural

5-burger company
Creator: Ben Johnston

Shakespeare Chalk Drawings

6-shakespear chalk board
Creator: Farago Design

Criatipos on Lollapalooza!

7-rock wall
Creator: CriatiposCyla CostaJackson AlvesEduilson CoanCristina Pagnoncelli

BMT London

8-bmt londod
Creator: Ricardo MartinsCurtis WhiteFilipe Almeida

Alcohol Allergy

alcohol allergy
Creator: Kim Panella

Scott Belsky Chalkboard

scott belsky poster
Creator: DANGERDUST

Claude Monet Chalkboard

11-claude monet chalkboard
Creator: DANGERDUST

Custom-Made Menu

12-menu
Creator: Sérgio Bergocce

Blackboard Lettering

13-blackboard lettering
Creator: The Negra

Chalk Mural

14-chalk mural
Creator: Wall Dizzy

Chalkboard Graphics for Jazz Pizza

15-chalkboard menu for cafe
Creator: Sergio Samofalov

Chalkboard Wine

16-chalkboard for wine
Creator: Joel Felix

Cocina UAO

17-cocina uao
Creator: Cristian Leon B

Chalkboards for BouiBouiBilk Düsseldorf

18-chalkboards
Creator: Marcel Cze

Series of 4 Blackboard

19-series of blackboard
Creator: Alexandre Fauteux

Lolli and Pops – The Woodlands, TX

20-lolli and pops
Creator: Valerie Durak

Yes!

21-yes
Creator: Antonio Rodrigues Jr

Le Blé – Blackboard Lettering

22-menu
Creator: Yani Arabena & Guille Vizzari

Resume Chalk Wall

23-resume
Creator: Hillary Sroufe

Casa FOA – G7

casa foa
Creator: Panco Sassano

2014 Chalk Art

25-chalk art
Creator: Casey Ligon

Kantar WPP APAC Confest 2015, Bali

kantar
Creator: Tikka Hun

Seafood Chalk Lettering

seafood chalklettering
Creator: Kelsy Stromski

Outdoor hoarding – Golf course, Vizag

outdoor hoarding
Creator: Sonali Upadhyaya

Will Letter for Lunch / Lauren Hom

wall lettering
Creator: &Reach Management

Wild Blue Technologies Door

wild blue
Creator: Mai Lo Thao

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One comment for „Test the Limits: Chalk Style Typography
  1. Carolyn on July 14th, 2015 at 10:09 pm

    I love the old school vibe, just like I like other trends such as vintage clothing, could be something to do with being 40. Nostalgia is great!

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