35 Awesome Typographic Portraits

by Brant Wilson

January 19, 2011 in Inspiration

In this post we are featuring some awesome typographic portraits. Enjoy!

Technologic-Daft Punk


Redemption Song-Bob Marley

Darth Vader-The Sith lord

‘The Dream” Martin Luther King

Nelly Furtado Typographic Portrait

Typographic portrait of Grigore Vieru

Typographical Face

Jimi Hendrix Typography Poster

a portrait

What Lies Within


Steven Paul Jobs

Mahatma Gandhi in Type

Too much pressure

lyric portrait 2nd attempt

Beautiful Boogieman

Mr. Marley


Mother Teresa in Type



Reznor type portrait + gig poster

A Man of His Word

typographic portrait

self portrait

Kurt Cobain – Nirvana

Tribute to the Dalai Lama

Muhammad Ali Typeface Portrait

Michael Jordan Typeface


How to make a Typographic, Retro, Space Face

Super Easy Typographic Portrait in Photoshop

Make yourself an Amazing Typographic Portrait

Creating a Typographic Portrait

Typographic Portrait like Grammy’s Posters

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  • Alex

    Jan 19th

    Really amazing. Some of those artists have created some really inspiring work.

  • Dzinepress

    Jan 20th

    beautiful typographic techniques in these listed stuff. thanks

  • adam

    Jan 20th

    Awesome portraits. “A Man of His Word” is just unbelievably detailed, I had to zoom in to see the text – awesome.

  • Buy Advair

    Jan 20th

    Its amazing.. Type through creating this stuff.. Really impressed me a lot..

  • portraits

    Jan 20th

    I like Nelly Furtado and Obama pictures the best. Some really talented artists.

  • Leesha Heard

    Jan 20th

    These are…beautiful!

    Talented, gifted individuals.

    I always hated that I was never artistic – not visually anyway. I’m still having difficulty with the stick man.

    Congratulations, this is wonderful work!

  • Rebecca

    Jan 20th

    Those are amazing. The use of color on some of them is brilliant.

  • Marc

    Jan 20th

    I love them, and feel intimidated by them at the same time. I’ve started my own typographic portrait series, and though I had a piece up on Abduzeedo once, I still feel I have a lonnnnnng way to go.

    Inspiring and intimidating.

  • Brad Wallace

    Jan 20th

    Great work – I would never has that kind of time. I did enjoy viewing…

  • Convertpsd

    Jan 21st

    Inspired , am checking out the ” how to do it ” links . hope would be able to something nice

  • Web Design Hull

    Jan 21st

    Amazing collection, very inspiring… my favourite is “What Lies Within”

  • Amelia Johnson

    Jan 21st

    Fantastic selection, my favourite is ‘A man of his word’, I cant believe the designer who created it spent over 150 hours doing it. That’s dedication.

  • lVlorf3us

    Jan 21st

    I’m just typography lover and always appretiate these collection. Although I’ve seen many of these before, some are new to me. Thanks.

    If you don’t mind. I’d like to show you my typo-portrait as well. If you’re interested, heres se link of my Scarlett Johansson (if you go into gallery you’ll find also Yvonne Strahovski portrait)

    Link: http://lvlorf3us.deviantart.com/art/Scarlett-I-Johansson-153744994

  • Kapil Arambam

    Jan 21st

    You have defeated my love for typography 10 to nil! All the images are equally amazing \m/

  • Hannah Hurst

    Jan 21st

    Wow! This is a truly awesome collection. I love typography but would not have the time to create something so incredible. I’m really inspired now after viewing these. Thanks for sharing.

  • Camila

    Jan 21st


  • Unique IT Systems

    Jan 22nd


    really professional work i will give it ***** 5 stars. :) thanks for share this kind of creative designs with us.

  • RafaelBoo

    Jan 22nd

    WOA! I can’t believe, my job was published here ! =D

  • hugo

    Jan 23rd

    excellent disegns….

  • IT Manager

    Jan 24th

    Awesome collection. :)

  • WebSiteTemplates.bz

    Jan 25th

    WOW!!!!! This collection is great and I like it so much!!! My favourute “too much pressure”.

  • Blox

    Jan 26th

    I love the way the different typefaces have been used to good effect with Ghandi and Mother theresa, for once a script type works well. The way that colour has been used sensitively in many of the images also adds to the beauty.

  • Yari

    Jan 26th

    These are truly amazing, so detailed and almost lifelike. I kinda want to make a self-portrait now. Thanks for sharing!

  • Download Font

    Feb 2nd

    Amazing. I love daft punk and typography. A perfect combination!

  • Fredrik

    Feb 6th

    WOW, very inspiring!

  • Inkreakz - Tattoo Design

    Feb 19th

    wow awesome collection :)

  • Oliviabest

    Mar 16th

    Those are fantastic and outstanding portraits. I have nothing to say, I’m just dazed. These are the best typographic portraits I’ve ever seen. Mostly I liked Nely Furtado, Mr. Marley, Jordan, Cobain, Make yourself amazing… and the las one portraits. Now I’m inspired and going to do something.

  • Azhar Kamar

    Mar 28th

    This is a truly magnificent showcase. I’ve never tried typography design but I think I will now… ;)

  • Illustration

    Jul 4th

    Very beautiful! I love the Michael Jordan typograhic poster.

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