35 Beautiful Human Portrait Typography Art Designs

35 Beautiful Human Portrait Typography Art Designs

Typography is the art and technique of using and arranging letters, type design, and modifying type glyphs. Type glyphs are created and modified using a variety of illustration techniques. There are many different branches of typography. One of them is the form of portrait making or text art. With the modern tools and software that are readily available such as Photoshop and Illustrator, creative typography has become a great design trend.

Human Portrait Typography

It is amazing to see how these creative designers have manipulated font types, sizes, typefaces and wording, combined with imagery to deliver the intended messages. If a picture is said to be worth a thousand words, these typographic portraits could be worth much more.

35 Beautiful Human Portrait Typography Art Designs

Here we showcase 35 of beautiful and creative examples of human portrait typography. These typographic portraits are the works of artists and designers whose creativity and imagination are boundless.

Since typography is a communication method that utilizes a gathering of related subjects and methodologies that includes sociology, linguistics, psychology, aesthetics, and so much more – we aim to educate that there is no single approach within typography that applies to everything. – Shelley Gruendler

Typography Self Portrait
Girl

Je T’aime
Je T'aime

Steven Paul Jobs
Steven Paul

Typography Self-Portrait
Spec

Self
Self

Lisa Marie Eva
Myself

Jistota
Jistota

The Joker
Joker

WIP – Typography Portrait
Wip

A Portrait
Jah

We Are Our Past
Past

Britney
Britney

Mahatma Gandhi
Gandhi

Clif
Clif

Alice
Alice

Will i am
Will i am

Weiland Type
Weiland

Type Face
Type Face

Thom Yorke
Thom Yorke

Text Self Portrait
Text

Self Portrait
Self Portrait

Too much pressure
Pressure

Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson

Lil Wayne
Lil Wayne

Joni Mitchell
Joni

Jolie
Jolie

John Lennon
John

Jimi Hendrix
Jimi

Typography
Inspiration

Half
Half

Facial
Facial

Daniela
Daniela

M.I.A
M.I.A

Lyric Portrait
Love

Jesus
Jesus

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The Beauty of Text

There are many possibilities with typography and the only restriction is the imagination of the artists and designers. Have you seen any other great human portrait typography art? What do you think of Typography? Is it becoming a deserving trend now?

Feel free to share your thoughts with us!

Aidan Huang is a web enthusiast and ingenious blogger who loves all things design, interesting and technology. He is the editor-in-chief at Onextrapixel and have founded several other interesting blogs. Do keep in touch with him on Facebook and follow him on Twitter.

Comments

  1. / Reply

    Fantastic artwork thanks lot for sharing us

    • div,
    • May 18, 2010
    / Reply

    Real Beauty of Text…………Awesome Post. Each Design is Unique.

  2. / Reply

    Really are very beautiful

  3. / Reply

    amazing works of art. Loved the Steve Jobs and Mahatma Gandhi designs

  4. / Reply

    Gosh…. Awesome Awesome Awesome. really excited to see!

  5. / Reply

    Nice artworks. Liked Steve Jobs :D

  6. / Reply

    it’s so beautiful design
    amazing!

    • lVlorf3us,
    • May 21, 2010
    / Reply

    Great, I always enjoy these typo art posts! And if you don’t mind, I’d like to show you my typo-portrait of Scarlett Johansson :)

    • Greg,
    • May 28, 2010
    / Reply

    These are nice . . . but my sister holds the patent on making the most high tech text images in the world:

    You can see them here:
    http://www.infinite-image.net/mosaic/textimages.html

    enjoy,
    Greg

    1. / Reply

      Hi Greg,

      Thanks for sharing! Those text images are really cool too.

  7. / Reply

    These are extremely creative and unique…. I love portrait typography… still have to master this technique… this post has really sparked my interests into creating this…

    Thanks Aidan

  8. / Reply

    all great, inspiring….

    • Vime,
    • June 23, 2010
    / Reply

    this job is very great too

    http://llacerda.deviantart.com/art/Michael-Jackson-Typography-168388939

    • ALoN,
    • August 7, 2010
    / Reply

    Love it, it is so cool….

  9. / Reply

    AMAZING OH MY. I love those… I think some day I’ll try one of these by myself…

    • Mick,
    • September 18, 2010
    / Reply

    Most of these are horrible!
    Like the “Je t’aime” one. It’s just a cutout of text on a photo!
    “A Portrait”, “Half” or “Text Self Portrait”, I do find interesting, because it’s hand drawn, the others are either automatically generated or a Photoshop Displacement Map.

    • Jen,
    • November 4, 2010
    / Reply

    You chould check this guy out. Very impressive typographic art: http://www.eugenelvovsky.com/typeis

  10. / Reply

    Really nice typorgraphic art . It seems to be a great collection especially the third picture. Really great works.

    • NEWTON KISIA,
    • October 26, 2011
    / Reply

    am impressed with this art works. am nan artist too how can i know creating such images?

    • nina,
    • December 12, 2011
    / Reply

    it very wonder full. i like it

  11. / Reply

    These are really cool! Thanks for sharing.

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