30 Top Sources of Typography Inspiration

Typography is one of the favorite parts of design for many of us, and finding new and helpful sources of typographical inspiration can often help to improve the use of type in our own work. Last week I launched a new gallery site, TypeInspire, dedicated to typography. I thought it would be worth while for those of you who are typography lovers to point out what I feel are some of the best resources available for receiving inspiration of this kind from the works of other designers. Although TypeInspire is new, I hope that it will become a valuable resource to the design community much like the sites that are featured in this list.

Typography Inspiration:

TypeInspire

30 of the Best Sources for Typography Inspiration:

Typography Served

Typography Served

Typography Served is a gallery from the Behance Network. It features a wide variety of work and is easily one of teh best sources for typography inspiration.

Pattern Tap, Typography Tag

Pattern Tap

Pattern Tap is a unique web design gallery that makes very effective use of different categories of inspiration. The typography section showcases many websites with great use of typography.

Design You Trust, Type Category

Design You Trust

Design You Trust is a design blog that is open to the public where members can register and share inspiration that they have come across. The typography category has tons of great inspirational pieces.

Vi.sualize.us, Typography Tag

Vi.sualize.us

Vi.sualize.us is an image bookmarking service where users can tag the items that they want to bookmark. You can browse the typography tag to see the items that have been bookmarked by users.

We Heart It, Typography Tag

We Heart It

We Heart It is also an image bookmarking service. Again, it uses tags to organize the site and you can browse through the images that have been tagged with typography.

Typeish, Typography Category

Typeish

Typeish is an image bookmarking service that categorizes the items that are bookmarked. The typography category will provide inspiration from the items that have been bookmarked by other users.

deviantART, Typography Category

deviantART

deviantART is a favorite source for all kinds of design inspiration. The typography category is no exception.

Behance Network, Typography Category

Behance

Like deviantART, Behance is a popular site where designers can showcase their work. The typography category provides plenty of inspiration from talented designers.

We Love Typography

We Love Typography

We Love Typography is a community-based site where readers can submit items for inclusion on the site.

I Love Typography

I Love Typography

I Love Typography is a very popular blog that focuses on all things related to type and fonts.

Type Theory

Type Theory

Type Theory is a fairly new blog that provides news, reviews, information and inspiration related to typography and fonts.

Typesites

Typesites

Typesites is a design gallery that features websites with exemplary use of typography. There are not a lot of sites added to the gallery, but those that are in the archives provide plenty of inspiration.

Use Typography

USe Typography

Use Typography is a gallery of websites that make excellent use of typography. You can browse the archives by date, designer, and by the fonts that are used.

Typophile

Typophile

Typophile includes font and typography news and information.

TypeNeu

TypeNeu

TypeNeu’s tagline is “an oddesy in typography” and that is pretty accurate. Typography lovers will find inspiration that comes from a variety of different types of art and design at TypeNeu.

The Font Feed

The Font Feed

The Font Feed is updated almost every day with inspirational works of typography, fonts, and related work.

Typographica

Typographica

Typographica provides type reviews, books and commentary on typography in design. It’s a great source for anyone who is looking to learn more or to be inspired by type.

Type Directors Club

Type Directors Club

The Type Directors Club is an organization that exists to support excellence in typography. On the site you will find news and inspiration.

Type for You

Type for You

Type for Your is a blog that provides articles and inspiration. The blog is no longer being updated, but the archives can still be a valuable source of inspiration.

Typographer

Typographer

Typographer is a blog that provides typography news and reviews of fonts.

Upscale Typography

Upscale Typography

Upscale Typography is a blog run by Parachute, an independent typefoundry. On the blog you will find news, information and inspiration.

Slanted

Slanted

Slanted is a German typography blog. If you’re like me and you don’t speak German, you can still find plenty of inspiration from the images on the site.

Flickr Groups for Typography Inspiration:

Flickr groups can also be excellent sources for design inspiration. Fortunately, there are a number of groups that feature typographic works. I won’t go into the details of each as they all exist for basically the same purpose and they all showcase the work of many Flickr users.

Typographic Inspiration
Typographic Inspiration

Experimental Typography

Experimental Typography

Graphic Design & Typography


Graphic Design and Typography

Typophile

Typophile

Typography and Lettering

Typography and Lettering

Typography


Typography

Your Typography

Your Typography

Urban Typography

Urban Typography

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Stephen Snell is the owner and editor of Vandelay Design, a popular design blog.
  1. June 16, 2009

    Wonderful collection, thanks so much. This is my first visit, really like your content. It your on twitter I am going to follow you. Cheerio!

  2. June 16, 2009

    No wonder I like this site, I just saw the Vandelay Design info on the bottom right! Well, Cheerio again 😛

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  4. June 16, 2009

    Great collection. Thanks for sharing

  5. Tony
    June 16, 2009

    What an awesome source of links! I bookmarked my favorites. Thank you very much!

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  9. June 16, 2009

    Really nice post very inspirational

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  11. June 16, 2009

    pretty.. thanks.

  12. June 16, 2009

    Really useful article Steven.

    Thanks for taking the time to share 😀

  13. June 16, 2009

    Lauren,
    Yes, I run both Vandelay Design and this site, thanks for noticing 🙂

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  16. June 16, 2009

    Some brilliant examples of resources for typography, with “upscale typography” the man constructed from type and “graphic design and typography” the pink 3 dimensional, words with a realistic feel.

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  19. June 16, 2009

    I can’t get enough of typography, thanks Vandelay!

  20. June 17, 2009

    Very comprehensive and inspirational post! Some sites I never knew, thank you for sharing.

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  22. Love the textures

  23. June 19, 2009

    I really like this resourceful site. I have even shared it with all the team members in my office.
    Thank you.

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  26. June 21, 2009

    Finally i find this post, thanks guys, best list with typography inspiration, thanks again

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  31. July 1, 2009

    Thanks so much for the list–lots of cool sites I’ve never heard of before.

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  34. July 12, 2009

    Thanks for showing my work, don’t forget to check DailyType.com

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  36. July 20, 2009

    Thanks so much for the list nice collection

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  41. October 8, 2009

    It’s awesome, amazingly out-standing and shows creativity, functionality and furthers imagination as well.
    In a word, VERY COOL !

    First time viewer and attracted my attention.

    Thanks! This will be helpful!

  42. February 10, 2010

    Love this !

  43. Typography and websites still have a little way to go until they’re as good as in the print medium…ligatures would be nice…and an greater range of cross platform compatible fonts would be great too.

  44. May 4, 2010

    Great article – thanks. I’ve read several articles from Vandelay Design, and liked them as well. Great stuff.

  45. June 7, 2010

    Typography joy! Thanks for the article.

  46. July 18, 2010

    thanks a lot for sharing!!
    greetings from bremen

  47. July 23, 2010

    thanks a lot for sharing!!
    greetings from bremen

  48. August 13, 2010

    Thanks for the list, I never new about Flickr Groups before this post learn something new every day.

  49. November 4, 2010

    awesome collection….thanks for sharing….

  50. January 3, 2011

    awesome… nice share.. thank.. you rockk

  51. January 11, 2011

    Really useful and pretty, thanks.

  52. January 27, 2011

    Thanks for spending the time to publish this. I know it requires a lot of effort

  53. April 7, 2011

    I was very delighted to find this site.

  54. April 19, 2011

    Thanks for sharing. A real lot of useful info here!

  55. April 25, 2011

    Also check http://www.designget.com it’s amazing

  56. June 28, 2011

    Thanks for taking time to share this very helpful information!

  57. July 5, 2011

    Also check http://www.entercaps.com it’s amazing

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