25 Beautiful Examples Of Typography Portraits


A great design trend of seen appearing more and more often around the web is using typography to create portraits. This post I’ve compiled an amazing list of 25 beautiful typography portraits which are perfect for inspiration and are simply mind blowing designs. I hope you enjoy and feel free to leave a comment to say which one is your favourite.



2) Steven Paul Jobs


3) Made of Words


4) Screaming


5) Michael Jacksontypographic-portraits-mjackson

6) mos def lyric portraittypographic-portraits-mos-def

7) Lil Waynetypographic-portraits-little-wayne

8) Thom Yorke


9) britney


10) Erik Spiekermann


11) Obamatypographic-portraits-obama

12) linh image

13) Can you keep a secret?


13) Martin Salaser image

14) Self Portrait 


15) CAP Typography illustration image

16) Self-Portraitimage

17) Project: Type Portrait – Value 


18) More than Words  image


20) Type Faceimage 

21) My portrait.   image

22) Typographic Face 


23) Jay-Zimage

24) Ze Frank


25) Weiland Type



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  • StreVat

    Veeeery Interesting, I enjoy Steven Paul Jobs the most I think. We’ll see where this takes me next…

  • Marilyn

    Those are GREAT! What awesome work. I particularly love 16, 20, and 24.

    That’s something I’d really love to learn how to do–any tutorials you’d recommend?

  • Danh ba web 2.0

    Amazing typography portraits for me, thanks a lot
    See more typography video in my blog:

  • Susan

    These are amazing. I’d like to learn more about typography!

  • BebopDesigner

    Brilliant selection! Love 2, 7 & 8. Guess I’d have fun trying to figure out how emulate this effect, but I’d rather learn the proper way… Appreciate a tut recommedation. Cheers!

  • TimothyBlake

    @BebopDesigner heres two tuts that might be able to help you out.
    “Create a Simple, Professional Typographical Design”
    “Creating a Typographic Wallpaper”

  • Tina

    I couldn’t say for certain which is my fav. Like all art I see something uniquely different in each. Enjoyed though!

  • Alex

    here’s one more! (click my name)

  • Monica

    I like all of them but I think 2 is my favorite.

  • Lauren

    Found this through, excellent work, nice collection. Thanks for sharing.

  • Mustafa Kurtuldu

    i think these examples are beautiful but i wonder at what point does it stop becoming typography ?

  • Jasmin Halkić

    Very nice…

  • sonichtml

    very Nice~~~ thank you for shared..

  • Philipp

    So COOL!

  • manuel

    thanks for sharing, its really impressive, so different. i love it :)

  • Luis Anibal

    Nice images

  • Ec

    Obama and Thom Yourke are the best.

  • Charis Tsevis
  • raj
    • TimothyBlake

      @raj – This articles is the original you can tell by the date the article was created.

  • Mario

    Great post. I came across a Typographic Pinup Calendar by Taylor Lane that has some simple but cool portraits. Check them out:

  • nr

    number 9 is definitely NOT Britney

  • AK

    Great ! Nos. 3, 14 and 18 are my favs.

  • GaelicAU

    These are obviously done by overlaying a photo using text within a software package. But which one?

  • olearymo

    Lovely. But the Michael Jackson one is just straight text with an alpha picture – just brights and darks.

    Bit of a cop-out, really. I could very easily do that with notepad and a photo? Not really worthy of being here with all these other great examples.

  • Jen

    Check this guy out. Very detailed work.

  • Brett Widmann

    Completely amazing. I think it would be really amazing to do something like this. Some of those artists have created some really inspiring work.

  • Des

    this is very interesting to me. This has given me a great idea to do my own, Very detailed and sorry butt that micheal jackson one wuz the one that turned mr off sorry, butt the rest are great!

  • jackson

    yoyoyo0y these are fabulas

  • low life bitch

    this rocks

  • irene villa

    I love the idea of typographic portraits. We can use this in so many art works for schools.Laser cartridges for office printers

  • clipping path

    Awesome collection
    of free fonts. Very impressive. Really inspired me. Thanks for sharing this
    nice post.
    clipping path