30 Sites to Find Inspiring Typography Ideas

By on Feb 10, 2020 in Inspiration
30 Sites to Find Inspiring Typography Ideas

Typography plays a quiet role in our lives, whether you notice it or not. From shop signage, product labels, to movie posters, and cover letters – type is everywhere. And it’s been here long before people specialized in it.

Today, there are all kinds of typography as well as a study dedicated to it. There are experts who make sure the right kind of letters is used in the right settings. We now understand that when used correctly, type can set the mood. That’s why wedding invitations normally showcase cursive or elegant fonts, whereas athletic or action themes typically go for big and bold.

Typography terms made simple.


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Remember key typography concepts

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Even if you’re not a designer, learning about type can be fun and interesting. Looking to start a collection of inspiring fonts for your own use? Here are the best websites where you can find great ideas to start with.

30 Typography Websites

1. Type Hunting

This is a beautiful archive of carefully curated type photographed and collected by Jonathan Lawrence. Save

 

2. We Love Typography

While you can’t download the fonts directly from this site, it makes it easy for you to share them thanks to shortened URLs and hashtag suggestions.

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3. Typography Served

This website doesn’t just have beautiful typography, it’s also home to graphics, poster, editorial, and logo ideas.

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4. Typegoodness

When you believe that ‘type changes everything’, this is where you go.

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5. Incredible Types

Currently featuring 426 pieces of magnificent design from 432 creatives coming from 51 different countries, this is where you’ll find the cream of the crop.

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6. Typeinspire

They make it easy to find typography you like by simply clicking on the tags or directly on the photos in their gallery.

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7. Typeverything

This independent platform has been promoting talented designers and studios around the world for six years – and counting.

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8. Friends of Type

More than just a collection of lovely type, it’s also considered a sketchbook, dialogue, and archive for the main contributors and their visitors.

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9. Fridayfonts

Here you’ll find lettering projects and experimental typefaces by design students, reminiscent of typography workshops usually done on Fridays.

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10. Fonts In Use

This is a public archive of typography that is indexed by typeface, format, industry, and period.

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11. Alphabettes.org

Whether you’re looking to showcase your work, for commentary, research, or simply design ideas, you’ve come to the right place.

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12. I Love Typography

If you also have a love for type (just because), lettering, and anything in between, then you better visit this site frequently.

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13. PLAYTYPE

This is online font shop created by e-Types is a showcase of more than 20 years of type design – from passion projects to commissioned works.

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14. Beautiful Type

A patchwork of random stuff (photos, illustrations, etc.) that’s related to typography, it’s a website bursting with inspiration for type lovers!

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15. Commercial Type

This is a joint venture created by two of the most influential type designers: Paul Barnes and Christian Schwartz.

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16. Typewolf

One of the best resources for practical and beautiful type, this is an independent site made by a designer – for designers.

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17. Typostrate

Who says fonts can’t be fun? This site will show you how.

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18. NYC Type

Nothing but gorgeous fonts taken across the five boroughs of New York.

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19. Practical Typography

Technically a book in web form, learn the basics of type, who it’s for, text formatting, recommendations, and everything in between.

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20. Dalton Maag

Aside from corporate fonts, this website also offers custom font creation and modification services.

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21. Lineto

Get to know your fonts better before you buy them thanks to their efficient and well-organized system.

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22. Creative Market

The world’s biggest marketplace for design always has special goods for type lovers everywhere.

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23. Typographica

Read reviews on typefaces, books on type, typographic design, and more.

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24. Ministry of Type

Created by a designer, illustrator, and front-end developer with over 20 years experience, this site has plenty to offer.

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25. TDC.org

News, competition, and people relevant to the world of typography.

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26. Typography Daily

A blog published by Mirko Humbert, this is where you’ll get your ‘daily dose of type’.

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27. Type Theory

An online journal of contemporary typography featuring news, reviews, and interviews, it’s a nice read for folks who can’t get enough of type.

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28. Type for You

Some thoughts on the world of typography that’s meant to bridge barriers.

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29. TYPORETUM

This website talks about letterpress and printing history, as well as type, of course.

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30. Daily Type

Celebrate the beauty of fonts with this website that was made by type designers themselves.

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Typography terms made simple.


Download the PDF

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Download the PDF

Remember key typography concepts

Grab this handy cheatsheet summarizing some of the most important typography terms.

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