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100 Brilliant Web Typography Examples
Marc Schenker March 31, 2021 · 15 min read
KickstarterThis well-known crowd-funding website sports bubble letters! Its wordmark is spelled out in glorious bubble letters in the header of the homepage. That takes us right back to childhood.
UpworkFind-me-a-freelancer site Upwork uses gorgeus sans serif typeface in its value proposition. The simple cleanliness of this typeface and the fat stems of the individual fonts make it pop.
Ask.fmThis social network built on the premise of Q&As features a combination of bubble letters and slanted typography that’s instantly memorable. The white-on-blue contrast is perfect to help it stand out.
The Wall Street JournalThis highly regarded publication goes the serif route with its all-uppercase title/header. Creating a classic and old-school feel, this typeface makes sense for a traditional newspaper.
ScribolThis listicle and strange-news site uses a combination of Stag Web and Helvetica Neue fonts for a look that’s clean and super-readable. Note the beautiful spacing the words for extra legibility.
The TelegraphThis highly trafficked British news site sports a very ornate and almost medieval-inspired typeface, but it’s really Austin News Text Semibold. It gives the homepage a touch of grandeur.
Autopilot TechnologyNoto Sans JP is the star of the show on the Japanese tech company’s site. Its strong, bold and determined sans serif fonts contrast well with the futuristic-looking background.
League of LegendsThis computer game’s site features imposing, bold typeface for its logo. Plus, the fonts for the headline and description provide a sense of balance due to their minimalism.
ZendeskThis customer-service software company’s homepage features magnificent, ultra-simple and understated fonts—that clearly communicate the unique value proposition of this business.
FiverrFiverr’s site displays fatter serif typeface that’s highly stylized as well. This mix of blatancy and readability creates a memorable visual that makes an impression.
Falter InfernoWith bolded strokes, stems, stresses and bowls, the typeface for Falter Inferno is aesthetically appealing and memorable. Its neutral colors also make it evocative.
Spiegel OnlineThis famous German publication boasts its own Spiegel Sans Web font that features alternating fatter and thinner stems and strokes in the individual characters. The result is one that commands attention.
Kohl’sThe handwritten font on Kohl’s homepage—for a banner declaring there’s still time for last-minute Christmas gifts—is a superb example of a stylized and festive typeface.
GSMArenaGSMArena’s wordmark features very stylized and unique typography. Note the use of both uppercase and lowercase characters, as well as the stylized “A.”
Possession BeginsThe typography for this horror site is doubly effective: Blood-red/dripping font in the headline and then a stylized effect in the subheadline.
The BoatNote the very striking and dramatic typeface of “The Boat.” The choice of font is perfect for the stormy-seas motive of this storytelling site, as it really pulls site visitors in immediately.
WixWix, the free site-building platform, uses simple-though-effective sans serif font. Against a light-blue background, the contrast makes this typeface pop all the more effectively.
Battle.netAn online gaming community, Battle.net features header typeface that’s sleek, sharp and nicely stylized. The logo next to the typeface adds to its effectiveness.
Le Dernier GauloisThis French site features extremely memorable and evocative Playfair Display font that ties together the whole design and appearance of the site.
Clouds Over CubaA retrospective about the Cuban Missile Crisis, this site features elegant serif fonts that capture the drama of this highly intense moment in American history.
Make Me Pulse 2016Talk about a highly stylized typeface. The font for Make Me Pulse 2016’s font is absolutely imaginative, to say the least. Its minimalist colors further elevate its presentation.
Life BuzzInspiring-stories site Life Buzz features an interesting take on its wordmark logo. Its all-uppercase design with parentheses thrown in for good measure is eye-catching.
Macy’sMacy’s festive “Merry Christmas” font stands out with its classic and handwritten approach to typography. The slanted cursive conveys a sense of personal touch.
USPSThe U.S. Postal Service’s homepage shows off a unique font in the wordmark logo. Slanted and sans serif, its all-uppercase design communicates authority.
MITThe Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s site displays an almost stencil-like typeface that’s really just a bunch of rectangles joined together to form the MIT acronym.
Peugeot Catch the DragonPeugeot’s Catch the Dragon site showcases bold, striking and unafraid typography that’s all at once confrontational and exciting.
The Happy ForecastThis site’s typography is so unreal that it’s basically “out there.” With trippy font that’s made out of different geometric shapes, it invites visitors to study it like some art exhibition.
The Law of the JungleThis site for last year’s “The Jungle Book” remake shows what you can do when you use evocative typeface. The font perfectly captures the wildness and mystique of the movie.
SamsungSamsung’s site features simple, bold and thick sans serif typography to alert visitors to the urgency of getting that great gift—before Christmas is over.
AsosAsos features ultra-basic font that’s so simple that it’s almost unassuming, but this creates a perfectly readable contrast with the background.
PoptmCreativity rules in the typeface of this popover and popunder site: The alternating black-and-white backgrounds make the simplicity of the sans serif font more striking.
Dictionary.comThe use of Verdana for its defined words provides Dictionary.com with a font that’s well-suited for readers trying to learn spelling and pronunciation.
UtorrentThis downloading client’s homepage makes use of elegant and airy fonts that are just as elegant as its downloading prowess.
FreepikWhat makes the typeface of this site so interesting is the subtle nod to 3D in the form of drop shadows, which you can see (if you look closely enough) under each letter.
TaboolaNote the highly unique, stylized wordmark logo of this company, in the header of the site. What makes this content-delivery network’s logo so memorable is the resemblance to a pair of smiling eyes.
UPSWith its very basic, sans serif typography, the UPS wordmark is dedicated to pure minimalism. The all-lowercase characters are a further, neat touch.
InstructureThis software company’s homepage displays some exceptionally neat fonts: Pencil-thin sans serifs as part of a bigger formula that ties into its value proposition.
House of BorelHouse of Borel’s typography is very mysterious and minimalist: Just a white-on-black presentation to make a noticeable impact.
Train RobberTrain Robber’s typeface makes us long for a western. With stylized protrusions on the sides of the individual fonts, Train Robber’s typeface is evocative.
Future LivingAlmost childlike typography is the star on Future Living’s site. Its relaxed, elementary and all-uppercase design reminds us of grade school all over again.
BoldenAlmost too hard to read for entirely artistic reasons, this design and development firm’s homepage typography is literally comprised of layered fonts on top of each other.
BreitbartThis political site’s rough and raw font creates a thought-provoking, weathered look that complements the wooden-themed background nicely.
McWhopperWhen you want a font that grabs visitors’ attention, go with something rare, like Block Berthold Condensed. McWhopper uses this font to great effect on its homepage.
Vangarde MusicThis small music label’s site features notably stylized typography and flat fonts that also help in branding this company. Overall, a neat and professional representation.
Melanie FMelanie F’s lookbook site gives visitors an opportunity to admire the beautiful, slanted font that easily draws the eye with its color contrast and fanciness.
The New YorkerThis long standing publication’s site demonstrates what elegant and timeless typography can be if it’s done excellently. This font combines serifs and sans serifs in a memorable medley.
Quanta GroupHandsome serif fonts make a strong case here for the power of ornamentation in typography. The Quanta Group’s site offers a very readable value proposition.
ShutterstockShutterstock uses typeface that displays a minimalist, sans serif look, thus making it super-easy for visitors to read the info at a glance.
Fox NewsThis news site’s typography is reminiscent of the searchlights in 20th Century Fox, with its very fat and thick stems, strokes and stresses.
ScribdNotice right away the refined and gorgeous typeface that offers more than adequate spacing between each character for super-easy reading, a luxury in today’s slew of different typefaces.
The Anonymous HamburgerWith its powerfully bold and serif typeface, The Anonymous Hamburger epitomizes stunning typography. The simplicity of using a black-on-white color scheme only adds to the drama.
Calendas PlusThis font site showcases gorgeous, cursive type that is as classic as it is modern. With its serifs and elaborate ornamentation, this type makes quite the impression.
Standard FilmsThis typeface puts the drama into dramatic. Its faded, golden-to-rusty color and the dark, black background are the perfect combo for a memorable font.
Gestrandete WaleA German site with a conservationist message, Gestrandete Wale features fat, bold and minimalist fonts along with some serif ones, which excel at getting the message across clearly.
PanacheThe use of very thin and fine characters creates a very refined look for this font. Together with a few stylized elements, Panache exudes charm.
B & O PlayThis ecommerce site for audio gear uses extremely thin sans serifs that speak to the high quality of the headphones that are available.
CappenWide stems and stresses unite with striking sans serif characters to create a very minimalist but effective typeface. It’s short and to the point.
Liputan 6This foreign news site’s workmark logo melds letters with number for a distinctive look.
Wed’zePerhaps matching the rugged, outdoorsy vibe of the site, Wed’ze’s typography screams on-the-edge and wild, which indicates smart branding choices.
NaverThis Japanese retailer features deceptively elementary typography that seems almost childlike in its simplicity, but is actually very readable and so helpful.
SourceForgeSourceForge’s font is best described as utilitarian meets stylized. The hard and sharp edges are refreshing in today’s aesthetic-obsessed design world.
Rester Avec ToiThis site features fonts with aesthetic color contrast that works to create an outline for every character. The end result is something basic, but attractive.
Sirin LabsSimplicity rules the day at Sirin Labs, with the bold, sans serif typeface that’s used for extreme readability, clarity and overall legibility.
SlackThe world-famous messaging app for great team communication relies on minimalist, sans serif fonts with spacious tracking for extra clarity and readability.
Locus SolusWords like sleek, elegant and sublime are all words that come to mind when you gaze at this font. That’s because its all-uppercase font and roomy tracking give off a luxurious quality.
Five MinutesThis site’s homepage features typography that’s part of a logo design, which always makes fonts so much more interesting.
ProtestThis outdoor outfitter site’s fonts double down on accessible and open, showcasing fonts that are easy to read and inviting, which is perfect from an ecommerce standpoint.
ForbesWith its close tracking, but wide stresses, stems and bowls, Forbes demonstrates some very readable and aesthetically pleasing typography in its navigation menu.
TrelloTrello’s wordmark logo is a great study in typography: Note its cursive, slanted style that still makes for easy reading, mainly due to its intelligent tracking.
WeeblyWeebly’s homepage tagline is written in a font that almost resembles having been applied with a paint brush; this stylistic nuance makes it very aesthetic.
Weather.comWeather.coms’ typography is very interesting because of its clean, almost understated presentation. This is obvious in both the letters and the degree numbers.
Camden Town BreweryCamden Town Brewery’s typeface is strikingly bold: Clean, clear-cut and very neat. Fat characters and generous tracking add to the appeal of the typeface.
Cantina Dei Colli RipaniThis wine-selling ecommerce shop relies on GaramondPro font to create an attractive, visual presentation that shows the potential of serif fonts.
Christmas ExpressA festive site, this celebration of Christmas uses some exceptionally aesthetic fonts that are heavily stylized with Christmas symbols and themes.
Siemen’s Santa’s FactorySiemen’s Santa’s Factory site boasts some amazing typography that’s perfect for Christmas. Note the whimsical, wispy font and the old-school motif.
Big YouthWith its vibrant, bold, blue colors, the typography for Big Youth is truly unique: It looks like bubble letters and cursive, but it’s really not either…
CubertoThis digital agency’s choice of font is a good indicator of its creativity: Serif typeface that’s at once readable and visually pleasing.
PerturbatorPerturbator’s typography is definitely 80s-inspired, retro gloriousness…all wrapped up in a neat, handwritten font that’s not that readable, but definitely memorable.
Studio DetailsThis Japanese company features utterly minimalist typography that gets the job done: Sans serif fonts with a bit of stylization for maximum effect.
Up to TabThis site’s typography is the epitome of cartoony and non-serious, but when you look a bit closer, you’ll see solid typography techniques like clarity, tracking, colors and legibility.
Cienne New YorkWith easily readable, clean font design, Cienne New York’s typography is pleasing to the eye and attractive. It’s excellent for an ecommerce store that needs to persuade to sell.
AudikoThis free-ringtones site uses slanted serif typeface to create a 404 error page that’s very memorable for anyone who should stumble upon it.
RobloxGame site Roblox makes a unique contribution to typography by showcasing a font that’s very childish, but ultimately consistent with the fun vibe of the site.
Blue EggDigital branding agency Blue Egg draws positive attention by using an all-lowercase font that’s entirely handwritten and features no tracking at all.
MozillaMozilla’s value proposition is written on a slant without being cursive, with sans serif typeface and bold characters for a readable and appealing look.
The Washington PostThis old newspaper’s site features, unsurprisingly, very old-school typography that works very nicely for its publishing/newsy vibe.
Lucy Hardcastle – The Fifth SenseAlmost dreamlike in its typography, this site showcases what fonts would look like if we could see and experience them…underwater. An ultra-interesting effect is offered.
Converse “Diamonds”Shoeseller Converse tries something different with this site and displays a remarkable typeface that’s graffiti font-inspired and showcases a lot of personality.
Nissan Kicks ViewNissan’s homage to the Rio Olympics, this site features all-caps typeface with some very interesting characters. The hefty space between the letters adds to readability.
PomerleauThis building-experts site uses bold and heavyset typography to make the point that its construction and design are strong, sturdy and reliable.
SequenceSequence utilizes a sans serif font that’s extremely legible, clear and smart. What better way to make the point that it’s a creative agency that gets design and branding?
Xavier BourdilGraphic designer Xavier Bourdil’s About section uses Freight big typeface, which is characterized by elegant and thin serifs, tall cap heights, and great tracking for clarity.
OutbrainOutbrain’s wordmark logo is an interesting take on a stylized typeface. Note the use of the person with glasses in the “O” of the wordmark.
India TimesA site of few characters, its homepage features India Times’ sparse wordmark, which is really just the acronym “IT.” However, its lowercase slanting action is more than enough to be memorable.
Adam UnderwearKudos to this site for using sans serif fonts that are bolded and normal on the same product page. The juxtaposition creates a visually appealing typeface design.
Frederique ConstantThis watchmaker’s site uses serif fonts that have an almost classical feel—you could picture this typeface on an old Greek or Roman building.
Tio LuchinWith a smart and spiffy handwritten typeface, Tio Luchin’s site typography gives off personality and character in droves.
Indian Type FoundryUnsurprisingly, this design shop for fonts sports amazing-looking typeface right on its homepage. Its neutral color scheme helps the refined and dignified serifs stand out with purpose.
IndeedLowercase bubble letters and a slightly stylized design over the “i” make for an eye-catching wordmark. Each character is extremely legible in spite of the design.
Daily MailThis British newspaper’s site features a stimulating typeface combination: Very old-school fonts and very modern, slimline sans serif fonts for a commanding wordmark.
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