Nov 23 2009

Showcase of Beautiful Typography in Web Design

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Everybody loves a nice bit of typography. This year we have seen some absolutely stunning typographic layouts used in print, web and game design. Using typography in web design can really help to spice things up, so take a look through these beautiful examples of typography used in modern web design to help inspire you when it comes to producing your own typography based designs for the web.

There are many different styles that are used nowadays when it comes to typography in web design – a lot of them are put into place in minimalistic and simple designs such as ALGA New Yorks, Buddy Carrs Skateboards and Corking Designs website, all of which use large, bold lettering on a simplistic design which typically uses no more than 3 or 4 colors.

Huge lettering doesn’t stop there though: Gummisig’s portfolio uses a great combination of large type and highlighted links with colorful textured backgrounds, and Hull Digital use a large sketched effect heading which goes great with the other hand-drawn elements of the website and its overall ‘noisy’ background image. The effect now referred to as ‘the letterpress effect’ can also be seen in several designs, such as Alonso Creative Blog and Epic Event. Chris Spooner has a great showcase of the letterpress text effect used in web design, followed by a short tutorial on how to create this trendy effect yourself.

Jam Hot is just one of the many in this showcase that uses incredible Flash effects to produce awesome animated typography combined with great illustration – a real eye opener! Another great Flash-enabled website is JLern, who use beautiful effects that cause the entire page to rotate depending on where your mouse cursor is located.

Beautiful Typography in Web Design

Oliver Kavanagh

Oliver Kavanagh

Fray

Fray

Gummisig

Gummisig

Finch Blog

Finch Blog

NY Moon Radio

NY Moon Radio

Darren Hoyt

Darren Hoyt

Demotive

Demotive

Jam Hot

Jam Hot

Jason Santa Maria

Jason Santa Maria

Eight Hour Day

Eight Hour Day

Kay Times Two

Kay Times Two

Kidd81

Kidd81

Epic Event

Epic Event

Kyle Standing

Kyle Standing

Lord Likely

Lord Likely

Mana Catalogues

Mana Catalogues

Matt Haltom

Matt Haltom

Meinl Percussion

Meinl Percussion

Fernado Silanes

Fernado Silanes

Adlucent

Adlucent

ALGA New York

ALGA New York

All Things Heart & Home

All Things Heart & Home

Alonso Creative Blog

Alonso Creative Blog

Beautiful/Decay

Beautiful/Decay

Blog Me Tender

Blog Me Tender

Bloom

Bloom

Brad Frost Web

Brad Frost Web

Buddy Carr Skateboards

Buddy Carr Skateboards

Corking Design

Corking Design

Elysium Burns

Elysium Burns

Festival Boreal

Festival Boreal

Hatch

Hatch

Hello Monday

Hello Monday

Hull Digital Live 09

Hull Digital Live 09

Jessica Hische

Jessica Hische

Jlern Design

Jlern Design

Kuredu Island Resort

Kuredu Island Resort

Mobily

Mobily

Moof

Moof

Mulletized

Mulletized

Mutant Labs

Mutant Labs

Mational Television

National Television

Nice Web Type

Nice Web Type

Nosotros

Nosotros

One Blog

One Blog

Pixel Craft

Pixel Craft

Polargold

Polargold

Questionable Characters

Questionable Characters

Rut Med Flera

Rut Med Flera

Ryan Keiser

Ryan Keiser

Shirt Out Loud

Shirt Out Loud

Siete De Febrero

Siete De Febrero

Smash

Smash

SOAS Design

SOAS Design

Spark Capital

Spark Capital

SR Burns

SR Burns

St Andrews Church

St Andrews Church

Strip Turnhout

Strip Turnhout

Supernormal

Supernormal

Switch Mediaworks

Switch Mediaworks

Things That Are Brown

Things That Are Brown

This & That

This & That

T-Post

T-Post

Trent Walton

Trent Walton

Twirkethic

Twirkethic

Gaby Castellanos

Gaby Castellanos

Type Jockeys

Type Jockeys

Washtenaw Community College

Washtenaw Community College

World Nude Day

World Nude Day

Wrangler Face Off

Wrangler Face Off

Yellow Bird Project

Yellow Bird Project

You Know Who Design

You Know Who Design

Yuru Inspires

Yuru Inspires

Zen Desk

Zen Desk

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About the Author

Callum Chapman is a self-employed blogger and graphic/web designer. He has recently launched a blog dedicated to visual inspiration for designers, photographers and artists called The Inspiration Blog.

Comments and Discussions
  • Brandon Oelling, 23 November 2009

    What a KICK A** list of samples.

    Inspiration is complete!

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  • designfollow, 23 November 2009

    great

    thank you

  • Chris Robinson, 23 November 2009

    Great roundup

  • Febby Tan, 23 November 2009

    great websites! thankyou

  • Rajesh K, 23 November 2009

    Great site…keep post..

  • mansur, 23 November 2009

    beautiful collections…

    Thanks for sharing….

  • Janice, 23 November 2009

    Absolutely beautiful. I’m so amazed at all the creativity out there. The Mutant Scientists are really creative, especially w/ their whole concept. Here’s another beautiful portfolio design I’ve recently come across on a forum: http://www.crackpixels.com

  • ochosto, 24 November 2009

    Great sharing!

  • DARKe, 24 November 2009

    Corking Design is the one i like most, thank you for th article

  • Tommy Holiday, 24 November 2009

    i fu**** love big typography!!! :) great list!

    national television is my favorite! btw. there’s a spelling error ;)

  • RaDe, 24 November 2009

    Cool article :)

  • David Perel, 24 November 2009

    This is a lovely collection. Thanks for the list.

    My fav’s has to be ‘One Blog’ and ‘T-Post’

  • Ajay, 24 November 2009

    Great list! Thanks.

  • Jinjaninja, 24 November 2009

    Fantastic collection of sites which highlight the many possiblilities when approaching a typograpically based site. Excellent stuff.

  • Subodh, 24 November 2009

    Its very nice collection

  • RichRoat, 24 November 2009

    Awesome list of examples! Thank you for collecting/sharing.

    I would just like to add if you love typography like this then check out http://www.pilo.me

    It is a private typography forum with an unbelievable amount of free fonts, premium fonts and exclusive typefaces. I think it was voted the best typography forum of 2009. If you are a font lover/addict, check it out. Like I said though, it is either private or invite only. I have never seen a typography site like it with all it has to offer. Anyhow, check it out, pilo.me

    Anyhow, great article, I definitely will be referring to these time to time.

  • Ary Mega, 24 November 2009

    Gummisig’s site (http://www.gummisig.com/) reminds me of Rob Morris’ (http://digitalmash.com/).

    Great list.

  • piyanistll, 24 November 2009

    very nice good working

  • NextHotDesigner, 26 November 2009

    Very nice list!

  • Jordan Koschei, 26 November 2009

    I love Jason Santa Maria’s site; no two posts are the same. I can’t imagine how much time he must put in per post…

  • renduh, 27 November 2009

    An eye-bleedingly good collection. Type on the web just gets better and better. Amazing stuff!

  • manya, 27 November 2009

    thank you very much for the wonderful article and feature! X

  • Matt Haltom, 28 November 2009

    Callum, thanks for including me in such a great list of sites with beautiful typography.

  • baratas, 30 November 2009

    Great list. Congratulations.

  • Pinoy Sikat, 05 February 2010

    This is indeed a helpful piece of article for our community. Hopefully, we can adopt it.

  • Web Design Company India, 20 February 2010

    Awesome Collection of sites. Really appreciate your work.

  • Banner Designing, 21 January 2011

    It is really posted well and it is appreciative. Thanks

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