10 Ideas Smartly Expressed by Awesome Typography Art
There has been a literal revolution in the world of design in recent years. While there were only a few who honestly seemed to believe that design staples could be considered art form – with many others believing it to be more of a corporate game – that opinion has been changing. In fact, there are several genres within the niche that are considered stand alone art pieces now by a large majority. Of all of those many graphic art forms, typography is perhaps one of the best received. Taking a great deal of creativity and focus, there are beautiful examples of how text can become a fully focused graphic masterpiece. If you don’t believe me, you should check out these amazing pieces that express more complex concepts through visual, typographical respresentations. You might find that they provide more depth than you would expect!
This impressive piece is from “The Art of Looking Sideways” by Alan Fletcher. Fletcher is a notable designer and art director. The book itself has been quoted as an extraordinary “guide to visual awareness.” Notice how each letter is illustrated with images associated with the human anatomy.
This piece is a product of award-winning designer Ersinhan Ersin. Ersin was born in Turkey and currently resides in London. He has had a number of exhibits in Italy, Holland, Belgium, China and the United States. With a degree in visual communication design, Ersin is famous for his visual installations and performance work as well. How imposing do you think is the masterpiece below?
The astounding artwork below is an “experimental type design” and is actually from a song by Bright Eyes. Jordan Metcalf is from South Africa and describes himself as having “a love for typography, black and white, things made out of wood and folk music.”
Craig Ward started in London as a designer where he founded his own studio, Words Are Pictures. His work has been internationally recognized as his techniques boast of exceptionality. He has a wide clientele, including major brands like Nike, BMW and The New York Times.
Nikki Hampson (aka Ume7) came up with this brilliant artwork while sick at home with strep throat. Described as merely a typography experiment, it is a superb illustration of how feelings can be expressed by type.