Examples of the Effective Use of Typography in Web Design

Typography is one of the oldest disciplines of website design – it's roots can be traced back to the 2nd millennium BC, when Mesopotamian cities used stamps to make impressions on bricks. Any form of text can be labelled typography – it is simply the art of arranging type either evenly or unevenly to make it readable.

These days we use the term Typography as a beautiful arrangement of type, and it can be applied to both digital and hand-drawn/written type. Typography in website design has been forecast to trend in 2014, although there seems no great evidence of that just yet, but then we still have 10 months of this year to go, so it could still happen.

However, website designers have been using typography for a long time, evidenced by the fact we have been featuring typography in web design for some years, and today we bring you another collection of designs that effectively use typography for maximum appeal.

Typography in Web Design

London to Paris
London to Paris

Richard Hill
Richard Hill

Moon Camp
Moon Camp

Inesplorato
Inesplorato

CDN77
CDN77

La Jungle
La Jungle

Nicholas Valbusa
Nicholas Valbusa

Romeo Dallaire
Romeo Dallaire

Hashima Island
Hashima Island

Timmy Tompkins' App
Timmy Tomkins' App

Pitertsev
Pitertsev

Moresoda
Moresoda

Ryan Keiser
Ryan Keiser

Polar Gold
Polar Gold

Solid Giant
Solid Giant

Make Photoshop Faster
Make Photoshop Faster

Pack
Pack

Present Plus
Present Plus

The Status Bureau
The Status Bureau

Cultivated Wit
Cultivated Wit

Knuckles Industries
Knuckles Industries

Miss Mary's Mix
Miss Mary's Mix

Another Pony
Another Pony

Mark Simonson Studio
Mark Simonson Studio

Red Antler
Red Antler

Handiemail
Handiemail

Shipping & Receiving
Shipping & Receiving

Design for Good
Design for Good

Screenagers: Reasons
Screenagers - Reasons

Zeropixel
Zeropixel

Conclusion

Typography is a great alternative when images just don't really fit for the product or service to be promoted, it also works very well alongside images.

Do you like typography in web design? Have you designed any sites based on typography? Do you think typography in website design is going to trend heavily this year?

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