30+ Gorgeous Typography Based Sites

by on 4th April 2010 with 8 Comments

“No other design discipline requires so much learning and training as fontography, and by no other aspect can amateurs be so easily distinguished from professionals.” – Dmitry Kirsanov

To follow up our recent article, 8 Rules for Creating Effective Typography, this post contains over 30 sites either dedicated to or designed with beautiful typography.

Sites Dedicated to Typography

This section of the post contains sites that are not only built with beautiful typography, but are also great resources for typography fanatics.

Helveticons

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Royalty-free vector icons, glyphs and symbols based on the Helvetica Bold typeface. Copy and paste resources to mash up new ones. Bundle with Helvetica glyphs for even more flair. This will from now on be your new default Photoshop shape collection.

Hoefler and Tobias Frere-Jones

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Since 1989, Jonathan Hoefler and Tobias Frere-Jones have helped some of the world’s foremost publications, corporations, and institutions develop their unique voice through typography. Their body of work includes some of the world’s most famous designs, typefaces marked by both high performance and high style.

Typenuts

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Type-themed & type-inspired iPhone & desktop wallpapers for typenuts. Completely free; no strings attached.

Typechart

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Typechart lets you flip through, preview and compare web typography while retrieving the CSS.

Typographica

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Reviews of typefaces and typography books, with occasional commentary on fonts and typographic design.

Typography Kicks Ass

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This is a personal project riven by the love for typography. It uses a random set of letters publish on Flickr to display your message send to somebody in particular and/or to a public audience.

Type Daily

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Type Daily is a collection or aggregation of type-related content on the WWW. All content is scooped up via RSS, so this site will always display the latest, freshest content. I’ll be adding several more features, including a personalised home page that lists your favourites (or something like that).

The Typography Manual

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Are you a graphic designer? Do you know the difference between a font and a typeface? Do your eyes light up when conversations turn to ems, kerning, and baseline grids? If you answered yes to these questions, then The Typography Manual for the iPhone and iPod Touch is for you!

Letter Cult

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Lettercult is our attempt to highlightartists & designers doing remarkable work with Custom Letters. This group includes type designers, letterers, sign painters, graffiti artists, stone carvers, calligraphers, poster artists, and graphic designers. Just people. Who make letters.

Ugmonk

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As the market continues to become saturated with overly complex, cluttered designs, Ugmonk’s mission is to provide high-quality products with simple, fresh graphics (mostly typography-centric clothing).

Village

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A font foundry collective bringing together talent from all around the world.

We Love Typography

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WLT is an image, video, & text ‘bookmarking’ site that is wholly dedicated to type-related content. Think of it as a type-centric and visional delicious, if you like. Membership is by invitation only.

Typography As Design

The sites below aren’t dedicated to typography but their have chosen type as a major feature of the overall site design. Use these sites as inspiration for your own unique designs.

Links LA

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Miles Dowsett

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Simple Life

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Keep It Complicated

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Academy

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Bianca Yvonne

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Brad Frost Web

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Finch: Fresh Creative

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Fruit Imaging

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Wild Inc

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Yuru

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256TM

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Design Film Festival

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Digital Mash

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Area 17

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I-Creativ

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Borghierh/Lowe

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Diaroogle

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Giant Creative

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Hip Hop Quoted

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Monocle

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King Kong

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Take Shape

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Undesign

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Conclusion

This concludes our two part series on typography. Let us know which of the sites above is your favorite and be sure to leave a link for your own favorite typographical resources. Thanks for reading!

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