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A Showcase of Beautiful Typography in Web Design

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We all know how important typography is. Choosing the right typeface(s), colors and, if necessary, applying the right type treatment can help tremendously in conveying your message to your audience. Most of the websites showcased today use large typography mostly in their headers, but also in other places such as sub-headings and other elements to draw attention to areas of importance. Let’s take a look at some of the best examples.

Stackoverflow Dev Days

Stackoverflow Dev Days

Get Finch

Get Finch

Carsonified Events

Carsonified Events

PolarGold

PolarGold

We Are Academy

We Are Academy

Joao Andrade

Joao Andrade

Project 365

Project 365

Digital Mash

Digital Mash

Gummisig

Gummisig

Electric Pulp

Electric Pulp

Kyle Steed

Kyle Steed

Agencia De Publicidade De Brasilia

Agencia De Publicidade De Brasilia

Josh Hemsley

Josh Hemsley

Sundance 2010

Sundance 2010

Benny Roth

Benny Roth

Pulchry

Pulchry

Design Wise

Design Wise

Denise Chandler

Denise Chandler

DIBI Conference

DIBI Conference

Dreamerlines

Dreamerlines

FL2′s Blog

FL2's Blog

The Less Is More Tour

The Less Is More Tour

Sourhaze EP

Sourhaze

David Jonsson

David Jonsson

Carsonispace

Carsonispace

Dustin Curtis – Sleep

Dustin Curtis - Sleep

Huge Inc.

Huge Inc

Elysium Burns

Elysium Burns

Made By Giant

Made By Giant

For A Beautiful Web

For A Beautiful Web

Alpha Multimedia

Alpha Multimedia

Design Woop

Design Woop

Soda Virtual

Soda Virtual

Find Me By IP

Find Me By IP

Lorem Ipsum

Lorem Ipsum

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Written by Tom Walker

Tom designs and writes for a supplier of genuine Epson ink, toner and printing accessories. You can read more of his writing on the arts and print design on their blog.

  • http://www.thepeachdesign.com Peach

    Nice list. My fav is probably Design Wise. The color goes very well with the typography.

  • http://www.sufined.com naveed

    beautiful showcase :)

  • http://designlovr.com ximi

    Nice Showcase.
    I really enjoy sites that pay attention to typography, way to often it is the other way around.

    Didn’t know you have guest writers on Line25 Chris.

  • http://www.dzinepress.com Dzinepress

    beautiful typography techniques in web designs.

  • Dick

    awesome set of resources! thank you for sharing this and doing the research for us all to discover. i will definitely be referencing this time to time.

    i just want to add, another excellent resource / place for typography is http://www.pilo.me – it by far is the most complete and solid font forum i have visited. you can definitely find similar resources as you have mentioned here at pilo. anyhow, give it a look if you are a type lover. i think it is invite only or it usually is at least, so good luck getting in. if you do get in, be sure to participate as i know they remove deadbeat users time to time.

    thanks again for the excellent links!

  • http://www.michepurses.org miche

    great examples! love finch and carsonified

  • http://designwoop.com Stu Greenham

    Cheers Tom for including me amongst some class websites! :)

  • http://infodesignnotes.wordpress.com Christopher Burd

    I like a lot of these, but others… I don’t know, maybe I’m missing something, but I just don’t see them as good, or even competent typography.

    DevDays is horrible, IMO: no feel for letterforms at all, looks like a bad student project. Carsonified Events is also dreck – or is it an attempt are ironically evoking the early days of desktop publishing?

    Lest you think I’m picking on Carsonified, their Carsonispace example is quite good. So’s Get Finch, Academy, Dustin Curtis, Alpha, and a few others.

    The lack of basic typographic skills here is quite astonishing. Joao Andrade: Dude, you gotta kern. (Almost) everyone else: kerning doesn’t mean pushing the letters together until they touch. The 1970s are here, they want their typography back. Kylie Steed: the whole point of a script like that is to look hand-drawn. Repeating the same whimsical “e” three time destroys the effect.

  • http://www.digital-tsunami.com Andrew W Morse

    Carsonified. clean, clean, clean.
    Dibi: impactful.

    As to some of the others. Handmade may achieve cut-through, but is the antithesis of ‘polish’.

  • http://www.frantisekkloucek.com FeryKloucek

    Great gallery! I’m not sure which one is really the best one for me.. Maybe Finch and Carsonified. I love clean design!

  • http://blog.shaihalov.ru/ Maksim Shaihalov

    amazing! thanks for the compilation

  • http://www.davidjonsson.com.au David Jonsson

    Tom, thanks for featuring my site amongst some of my idols. I’m extremely honoured and was shocked to see my site appear in my RSS feed this morning :)

  • Charles Perez

    “sophisticated*

  • http://creativemashup.pl Piotr Podgórski

    Nice showcase. Carsonified rules for me.

    I’ve put something similar to David Jonssons textured typography on my site: http://creativemashup.pl.

    I think that this kind of big typography usage will be more popular in 2010.

  • http://idealdigital.co.uk Nick

    Really nice stuff. Keep it coming!

  • http://www.bubblefish.com.au Website Design Sydney

    A showcase of websites using large typography in their headers, but also in other places such as sub-headings and other elements to draw .

  • http://www.crearedesign.co.uk/ jay design

    Carsonified Events is a nice design. The typography works really well with the simple theme and contrasting colours.

  • http://www.coderea.com/ Website Design

    It is an exhaustive collection ! Good typography is just as important on a Web page as it is in any other medium. The fact that it appears on a computer screen and not on a piece of paper is immaterial. It should still be pleasing to look at and easy to read. However, my personal favourites from your list would include Get Finch, We Are Academy, Project 365, Digital Mash, Design Wise, Denise Chandler, FL2’s Blog, Sourhaze EP, Design Woop, Find Me By IP, Lorem Ipsum.

  • http://www.go-shape.com Daniel Bidmon

    I love your thread!
    This typography is wonderful.

  • http://www.jennamolby.com Jenna Molby

    Beautiful collection, thanks for sharing.

  • http://www.webrextech.com/ web designing companies delhi

    really its awesome ….
    very useful for designing

  • http://www.logobird.com.au/blog Duane Kinsey

    Brilliant collection. Website typography is going to continue to boom and increase in importance in 2010.
    Is definitely a skill that I need to brush up on.

  • http://www.kokathome.eu/ kok aan huis

    Very good examples, thanks for sharing

  • http://www.2hoveder.dk Anders Visby

    Great examples on how to get around the restrictions in traditionel web typography. The good news is that these restrictions is becoming a thing of the past. With the new @fontface tag, designers typographical pallet is greatly expanded. In theory you are now able to use any font for html text on the web. There are some browser, as well as copyrigth restriction. But finally we are moving in the right direction. Read more here: http://www.fontsquirrel.com/fontface

  • http://www.eyebridge.in Deepak Eyebridge

    Hardly there's any designer who doesnt face problem with the font styles … the collection have given is amazing and at the same time very helpful to everyone :) Thankx

  • http://designtutr.com DesignTutr

    Some excellent examples of typography here. I'm always stressing to decide what fonts/colors/textures to use in my designs. Thanks for collecting them for us.

  • http://www.netqwik.com netqwik

    Hey, these are really awesome – great collection – I love them – though from SEO prespective, I'd use less graphics and use regular text for headings. Sometimes you have to sacrifice beauty :)

  • http://www.neerajkumar.name/ Neeraj Kumar

    Hi there, thanks for the list. It's really nice to see good typography in use.

    I am also a hardcore typography fan.

    I think you should also have included http://blog.fl-2.com/ in the list.

  • http://infodesignnotes.wordpress.com Christopher Burd

    Everyone else here is so nice. What's wrong with ME? (See my comment of Feb. 22, which I still stand by.)

  • http://www.nissiinfotech.com Website Design India

    Great List, Huge typography can really look gorgeous.