Showcase of Big Typography in Web Design

Typography is undoubtedly one of the most important aspects of web and graphic design. A current trend in web design is to use oversized text, often in headers. In this post we’ll showcase 30 websites that make excellent use of big, beautiful typography.

Jon Brosseau

Mark Boulton Design


Ryan Keiser

Take Shape



Giant Creative

Elysium Burns

Kyle Steed

24 Ways




We Shoot Bottles

Eduardo de La Rocque

I am Always Hungry

Kyle Standing

The Deck

Dreamer Lines

Kristof Orts





Jeroen Homan

Simple Life


Sam Frith

Polar Gold

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Stephen Snell is the owner and editor of Vandelay Design, a popular design blog.
  1. April 7, 2010

    Awesome. I love big typography. Some people get carried away with it, but all in all I think it can be real good looking. And these people listed here aren’t novices by any stretch.

  2. April 7, 2010

    A lot of nice work shown here. I’m a fan of large typography. It gets the point across nicely in a bold yet elegant way. Thanks for sharing.

  3. April 7, 2010

    Big letters look quite great in the modern web designs.

  4. April 8, 2010

    Oh nice! I really liked the design of 24WAYS….

  5. April 8, 2010

    Boooo, you forgot mine – But still this is an awesome post, thanks !! 🙂

  6. Ward O.
    April 8, 2010

    Surely, big typography is a trend right now, and I like it.
    This showcase however consists of websites that, for a great deal, we’ve been able to see already in so many similar showcases.

  7. April 8, 2010

    great round up. the Jeroen Homan site is a bit of a beaut : )

  8. April 8, 2010

    Big letter are great and the effects made on them are greatest effort..
    very nice collection… Looking for many of them..

  9. April 8, 2010

    What a great talent you have presented here. Great Collection.

  10. lbean
    April 8, 2010

    wow we haven’t seen this post 7,000 times. All the same site too, original…

  11. April 9, 2010

    Love it ! Thanx.

  12. August 5, 2010

    Some great sites here, but I’m amazed to see predominantly text based websites in Flash ?!?!? Is it just me, or is that weird….

  13. August 15, 2010

    t I’m amazed to see predominantly text based websites in Flash ?!?!? Is it just me, or is that weird…

  14. August 24, 2010

    fantastic web design work… It’s usually very hard to make a site look good with just typography!

  15. November 24, 2010

    Really impressive collection of website designs and great examples to follow! Thank you for the nice article

  16. January 24, 2011

    Great collection love it, big font and words can have a great effect. But interms of content on pages I generally use a cufon of a nice clean, rounded san-sarif font for titles, other then that good old arial. Cufon has made this possible, I would never use a font other then Arial or Times without cufon.

  17. February 24, 2011

    Matt shared this link with me when we were debating this style for my website, I do love this ‘big typography’ idea and it seems to be the ‘big popular thing’ at this point in time.

  18. May 9, 2011

    Im going to pass this on to my designer who is working on a new site for me, I really like some of these ‘big’ fonts and this style of typography! Thanks.

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