Fontastic Font Design | Yellowtrace

 

Typography design isn’t something we frequently cover here on Yellowtrace, however this doesn’t mean that we don’t appreciate it. Damn straight! As designers and creative people, I firmly believe that we need to continue to tune into and be informed by a whole manner of creative expressions and pursuits. So today we turn our gaze towards illustrated typography.

This post explores some of the most interesting examples of typography designs that utilise ink, wire, chalk, furniture, leaves, books, hair, flowers, ice, the human body and digital manipulation. Hang on, did you just say hair? Yes I did. Anyway, each project explores how different media can be creatively applied to or formed into typography, building on the continuously developing graphic library of reinterpreted type through visual and artistic expression.

If there’s one word to describe this collection, it would have to be FONTASTIC. Get it? Yes, I’m hilarious.

 

4D Typography by Losiento Studio | Yellowtrace

4D Typography by Losiento Studio | Yellowtrace
4D Typography by Losiento Studio.

Amfursand by David Mmcleod | Yellowtrace

Amfursand by David Mmcleod | Yellowtrace
Amfursand by David Mmcleod.

ATYPICAL by Pawel Nolbert | Yellowtrace

ATYPICAL by Pawel Nolbert | Yellowtrace
Atypical by Pawel Nolbert.

Shurong Diao forms Hair Alphabet from Long Locks | Yellowtrace

Shurong Diao forms Hair Alphabet from Long Locks | Yellowtrace
Hair Alphabet by Shurong Diao.

The Average Font by Moritz Resl | Yellowtrace
The Average Font by Moritz Resl.

Type of Letters | Yellowtrace

Type of Letters | Yellowtrace
Type of Letters by Niral Parekh.

Naked Silhouette Alphabet by Anastasia Mastrakouli | Yellowtrace

Naked Silhouette Alphabet by Anastasia Mastrakouli | Yellowtrace
Naked Silhouette Alphabet by Anastasia Mastrakouli.

Wire Typography England knstrkt | Yellowtrace
Wire Typography by Dan Hoopert.

Expressive Combination of Ballet Dancers and Calligraphy | Yellowtrace

Expressive Combination of Ballet Dancers and Calligraphy | Yellowtrace
Expressive Combination of Ballet Dancers and Calligraphy.

Fashion Typography based on Maison Martin Margiela | Yellowtrace

Fashion Typography based on Maison Martin Margiela | Yellowtrace

Fashion Typography based on Maison Martin Margiela | Yellowtrace
Fashion Typography based on the work of Maison Martin Margiela.

MBlueprint Chalk Typography by Liz Collini | Yellowtrace

MBlueprint Chalk Typography by Liz Collini | Yellowtrace
Blueprint Chalk Typography by Liz Collini.

Fold Yard Open Office System by Benoit Challand | Yellowtrace
Fold Yard Open Office System by Benoit Challand.

Chair Alphabet by Tim Fishlock | Yellowtrace
Chair Alphabet by Tim Fishlock.

Letman Interview & Book Report | Yellowtrace

Letman Interview & Book Report | Yellowtrace
Letman Book Published by Gestalten.

Cut Out Leaf Typography by Twan Van Keulen | Yellowtrace

Cut Out Leaf Typography by Twan Van Keulen | Yellowtrace
Cut Out Leaf Typography by Twan Van Keulen.

Nerhol Carves Typeface from Layers of Japanese Books | Yellowtrace
Typeface carved from Layers of Japanese Books by Nerhol.

Alice Mourou Blossom Type | Yellowtrace
Blossom Type by Alice Mourou.

Beautiful Floral Patterns Submerged in Typographic Ice Cubes | Yellowtrace
My Garden by Petra Blahova.

Artists Insomnia Leads to Large Scale Thread Installation | Yellowtrace
Artists Insomnia Leads to Large Scale Thread Installation.

Ice Typography by Nicole Dextras | Yellowtrace

Ice Typography by Nicole Dextras | Yellowtrace
Ice Typography by Nicole Dextras.

Oral Alphabet | Yellowtrace

Oral Alphabet | Yellowtrace
Ice Typography by Takayuki Ogawa.

THE GAP, A Typographic Video About Creativity by Daniel Sax | Yellowtrace

THE GAP, A Typographic Video About Creativity by Daniel Sax | Yellowtrace
THE GAP, A Typographic Video About Creativity by Daniel Sax.

 


[Images credits as noted.]

 

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Dana Tomić Hughes
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Dana is an award-winning interior designer living in Sydney, Australia. With an unhealthy passion for design, Dana commits to an abnormal amount of daily design research. Regular travel and attendance at premier design events, enables Dana to stay at the forefront of the design world globally. While she is super serious about design, Dana never takes herself - nor design - too seriously. Together with her life and business partner, Dana is Boss Lady at Studio Yellowtrace, specialising in Design Strategy, Creative Direction and Special Projects. The studio takes a highly conceptual and holistic approach to translating brands & ideas into places & experiences.

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