Type: the forgotten graphic image

Lennis
July 19, 2009

On your next project try this experiment. Try limiting yourself to only type. Yes, type for your headline and body copy, of course, but also for your image.

Sometimes I find that the more limited I am in scope, the more creative I become. I remember when I was first starting out as a designer.

Sometimes I was so overwhelmed by the possibilities that it was hard for me to narrow down the elements that I wanted to use, and it took me longer to find a solution.

Graphic designers work with type day in and day out. Sometimes I think we stop seeing the beauty in its forms. Type carries with it style and personality. Not only do I want you to explore a type-only solution with type as a headline solution, I want you to actually create an image out of the letters in the type as well.

Here are a few great examples of this kind of solution:

typography-19

typography-18

infancyinternationlposter

typography-13

So now it’s time for you to step out of your type box and get creative with type as image.

No comments yet.

Leave a Reply

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.

What is the PsPrint Blog??

The PsPrint Blog is a resource for graphic designers, freelancers, small business owners and fans of print marketing. You'll find helpful techniques on printing everything there is to print, including business cards, postcards, brochures, stickers, invitations, greeting cards, door hangers, magnets and more. The PsPrint Blog shares creative ways to improve your design and layout skills, and useful tips for marketing your business in any medium. We also like to have a little fun, sharing design inspiration and spotlighting some our favorite customers' printed pieces in our "Hot Off the Press" series.

Sign Up and Save!