Typography is basically designing using typefaces or fonts. There are many types of fonts available that can be used by designers in their design. A lot of fonts come standard with your PC and there are lots more that can be downloaded from the internet. These fonts are made available by talented and generous individuals as part of their contribution to the design community, most of the time absolutely free.
It takes a great deal of talent to be a graphic designer and more so if you are creating the design with the help of typography. It is the art of arranging fonts in a specific sequence, size, orientation, colors etc. to create a compelling design or graphic. Most of the time other graphics would also be used in combination with typography to achieve the desired results. Web Design is one field that has seen a surge in the use of typography in designing of website. It would not be wrong to attribute this trend due to the effectiveness of the end results that you get when a website is designed using typography. It is important to choose the right type of fonts to use for the website depending on the type of website being used. If you are trying to give an old fashioned look to the website or design, choosing retro fonts would be a good idea. Similarly modern typefaces would compliment a modern website design.
Typography websites have a charm of their own and I must say they do stand out among the crowd. They don’t need too much animation or heavy graphics as they do tend to slow down the site. Typography itself will create the magic effect to hold the customer’s attention and make him stay on the website, even if it is only for admiring the artwork.
Featuring below are 20 excellent examples of websites using typography. They could surely be a source of inspiration to all who are looking to design their own graphics or websites using typography. Or simply if you want to admire the artwork created using typography, this is definitely for you.
Let me know what you think of the collection.