I Love Typography

30 inspiring type treatments

For a while now, I’ve been tagging type-related work on deviantArt. I thought I’d share them with you, so here’s a sampling:

Do you have a favourite?

Next up is the week in type.


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  1. Robbe

    There are some very cool things in it :)
    Nice post!

  2. those lucky folk who fall asleep in 7 minutes!!!

  3. Wow, what a collection of beautiful things. Thanks
    I love the big question mark ^___^

  4. That question mark is delicious.

  5. I am partial to the hand-drawn “funk” myself.

    Thanks for pulling this beautiful collection together!

  6. unenelle

    How inspiring! Thank you.

  7. Thoroughly in ❤ with Funkrush by Lee25 and Garamond poster by DJSoundWav. Nice collection!

  8. I’m partial to the burningheretic one, but well, lot of good one here !

  9. Piotr
    In case you haven’t seen it, here’s the final version of the Funkrush piece.

  10. ken

    I fall asleep in less than a minute. Who is the one who lasts 13?

    Great collection.

  11. Alain

    Very nice.
    Fadiawwad black and white is my favorite.

  12. Some of these are indeed incredibly cool. A personal favourite? More or less: Fuck good typography it is all bullshit/Make good typography is very nicely done! I also like the one with the Chinese glyphs.

    Great post by the way, as always :-). I’ve been following your blog for some time now, but I’ve always refrained from commenting for some reason. Your posts are truly a great source of inspiration to me, so please, for the love of Type, keep on going!

  13. My favourites are:
    - masochistic hand cut by Galeva
    - Cyber Urbanisation
    - Funkrush by Lee25
    -Arabic calligraphy and ornaments by QA9ED2000

    So creative! Thanks for sharing this collection with us.

  14. Typegirl

    I think my favorite is by Galeya. That image says so much. Very strong.

  15. Lucas Stonehouse

    Thanks for posting these! I love “Fuck Proper Typography”! Pieces like that, which sever form and content, are always interesting and a bit shocking at times. One of my favorite examples of this is Howard Chace’s Anguish Languish. It’s not typographically related, but it’s the orthographic equivalent of what “Fuck Proper Typography” does.

  16. What an awesome collection.. thanks for sharing John!

  17. Gorgeous pieces. The question mark is brilliantly done. I also like the grunge Aleph.

  18. jennifer

    Thanks a lot those are very very beautiful!
    I think I favour the questionmark.

  19. Wow! Some of these are new to me—very, very nice work!

  20. austin

    Very nice pieces; I’m especially fond of the flower and Garamond ones. The Chinese one makes a good point, but I thought it was a little ironic that it was typeset using traditional characters— mainlanders (ie, the majority of the Chinese population) use simplified!

    跟我學漢語
    versus
    跟我学汉语

  21. omg. thank u so much!

  22. beautiful selection.
    great way to start the day!!
    thanks. love the blog :)

  23. DQ

    I’m surprised 1/2 of these made it on here …

  24. kenzbenz

    aMASEing, galeya :D

  25. haraya

    Great post, as always. Thanks! :D

    P.S. The new sidebar’s ultra neat and pretty.

  26. These are really great. I do especially enjoy the “funk” piece. Also, something about the perspective on the “spatters of blood” image really grabs me. Great work by everyone featured here!

  27. johno

    Truly amazing piece! Thanks for the link.

  28. great collection!

  29. the fourth one with the printing blocks is my favorite by a long way…
    chaotic and clean.

  30. The Garamond poster is fantastic. Not sure about the one by siccie though…

  31. Simplesmente maravilhoso!!!

    Simply wonderful!

  32. Atom

    The B is backward in the word backwards. Peoeple won’t understand.

  33. I just loved all of them! really cool!

  34. These are beautiful. I love the question mark one a lot, but I think it has a typo. “The most common name in [the] world is…” Still, great work.

  35. I really enjoyed watching them. My favorite are “Lemondesign” and “7pixels”

  36. Mister E

    These all look pretty nice.

    I know this is the wrong place to ask but does anyone know where to get some good typographical posters that ship to the uk as i’m looking to buy a few for/before christmas.

  37. I think my favorite are the letter “M” and “?” rendered in type. Overall good stuff :P

  38. Mister E

    Thanks grey rabbit, alot of nice posters there.

    Any more sites guys ?

  39. Mister E
    You could also try Iso 50 & Seb Lester, and if you dig around, you’ll find some more under the posters tag, here on iLT.

    This would have been a good list to prepare for Christmas.

  40. FV

    The type sumi-e by photoshop-addict28 is my personal favorite. I would also love to see a poster of that Prestige (bella-elizabetta) on one of my walls ;) Amazing book (and film) and a very fitting treatment.

  41. Quite inspiring here ^^ good job !

  42. Igzell

    I was see your site and think it´s really amazing. All this work, for example the interrogation sign, is beautifful. Mi favorite was “lee25”. It have impact.

    I´m just a student and thanks to these sites can know more to my career. I´m grateful with you, Johno, because show us a singular and fantastic work.

  43. yeah thanks a lot for the post!

  44. wonderful designs for me specialy!!!

    Suraish Patel

  45. There is no way in H that I could EVER pick a favorite. You’ve out-done yourself with this one, Johno! And that’s saying BEAUCOUP.
    :)

  46. Many thanks for the feature :) Honored to be amongst some great typographic posters.

  47. I have to go with the chinese one. It definitely makes me want to learn some chinese.

  48. XXXemilyXXX

    sick pix! i love the galeya!

  49. Jackie

    Yes, the Claude Garamond one is very good. I also like the Lemon Design, and some of the others by Alienbiru, Fadiwwad, Bella-Elizabetta, too. They are all amazing! thanks for sharing.

  50. biscuit

    something to ponder

    Q. Are these examples of good typography or is it good graphic art?

  51. I’m impressed with this great collection. Looking forward to see some more.

  52. cevemeve

    The way you look at details is fascinating. Please, please, keep on feeding us, typoeaters all around the world!

  53. i’m from deviantART and i’m pretty familiar with some of your choices there. great selection! i’ve been a silent reader for a while. love your site to bits. :)

  54. We have a letterpress shop that does a lot of handrolling of wood type to achieve visual texture, so it hard not to just love the photograph of the wood type by Rachel-Speed (#4), the layered type of Alienbiru (#6), and the angry type of BurningHeretic (#15)

  55. I love alienbiru’s one, I mean they are all stunning, but that one just sticks out to me. Lushious

  56. My favorite is Yienkeat, but that might be because I just finished an assignment with a similar type treatment. :)

  57. Awesome! Thanks so much for sharing.

  58. I think it’s great how with the digital era, fonts and lettering became an up and coming art form. There is so much you can do with it now that it even became its own class in college. I think it’s great and these are some nice examples of great word art.

  59. This is truly inspiring! I browsed DA for some font-inspired work but I wasn’t this lucky! They will surely go to my favs! :)

  60. Edwin

    Great collection! Thank you! Really inspiring!

  61. great art work
    very inspiring, i love it !

  62. A W E S O M E !

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