The art of the typeface, from the typographer who creates them down to the designer who meticulously meddles with settings to get them just right in their designs — from the size to the letter spacing to the line length — is a complicated one. Many designers get overwhelmed just trying to get the typography right on simple websites.

But here we have 50 typographic posters where the art lies in not just getting the letters right, but using them to paint the picture. These posters were made by masters of typography, and showcases the letters themselves at the forefront in a way no book or website does. Take a look at this collection of inspirational typographic poster designs for your own inspiration.

Vintage Typography

50 Inspirational Typographic Poster Designs

Typography

50 Inspirational Typographic Poster Designs

Demi Poster

50 Inspirational Typographic Poster Designs

iPop Poster

50 Inspirational Typographic Poster Designs

Typography

50 Inspirational Typographic Poster Designs

Culture Counts

50 Inspirational Typographic Poster Designs

Wonderland of Type

50 Inspirational Typographic Poster Designs

Typography

50 Inspirational Typographic Poster Designs

Typography Poster

50 Inspirational Typographic Poster Designs

PWND

50 Inspirational Typographic Poster Designs

When I Grow Up

50 Inspirational Typographic Poster Designs

Here to Create

50 Inspirational Typographic Poster Designs

Capital N

50 Inspirational Typographic Poster Designs

ADC Young Guns 7

50 Inspirational Typographic Poster Designs

Literary Typography

50 Inspirational Typographic Poster Designs

Self-Promotional Posters

50 Inspirational Typographic Poster Designs

Odyssea 2010

50 Inspirational Typographic Poster Designs

VAL Stencil

50 Inspirational Typographic Poster Designs

Blade Runner

50 Inspirational Typographic Poster Designs

Hand-drawn Typographic Poster

50 Inspirational Typographic Poster Designs

3D Typography

50 Inspirational Typographic Poster Designs

The Person You Love is 72.8% Water

50 Inspirational Typographic Poster Designs

Towers in Arabic Typography

50 Inspirational Typographic Poster Designs

Moving Poster 3

50 Inspirational Typographic Poster Designs

Terry Francis Poster

50 Inspirational Typographic Poster Designs

Stay green. Go red.

50 Inspirational Typographic Poster Designs

Side Airbags

50 Inspirational Typographic Poster Designs

I’ll Be The Brightest Someday

50 Inspirational Typographic Poster Designs

Einstein

50 Inspirational Typographic Poster Designs

Made in Future

50 Inspirational Typographic Poster Designs

Taipo Grafik

50 Inspirational Typographic Poster Designs

Jim Henson’s Labyrinth

50 Inspirational Typographic Poster Designs

Retro Typography

50 Inspirational Typographic Poster Designs

Hell Yeah

50 Inspirational Typographic Poster Designs

Love Hurts

50 Inspirational Typographic Poster Designs

Simone Chocolate

50 Inspirational Typographic Poster Designs

Unicorn is so fly

50 Inspirational Typographic Poster Designs

Plug

50 Inspirational Typographic Poster Designs

Today I’m going to create something awesome

50 Inspirational Typographic Poster Designs

I hate 2D posters.

50 Inspirational Typographic Poster Designs

Flatbush

50 Inspirational Typographic Poster Designs

We Are All Made Of Stars

50 Inspirational Typographic Poster Designs

Drum & Bass

50 Inspirational Typographic Poster Designs

Graphic Design Is

50 Inspirational Typographic Poster Designs

Go catch some waves!

50 Inspirational Typographic Poster Designs

I fly like paper, get high like planes.

50 Inspirational Typographic Poster Designs

Sell My Animals to The Bird

50 Inspirational Typographic Poster Designs

Fonte This Paulo Die Como

50 Inspirational Typographic Poster Designs

New York

50 Inspirational Typographic Poster Designs

Adobe InDesign

50 Inspirational Typographic Poster Designs

Conclusion

For all that their designers put these letters through in order to create the visual representation they’re after, the best of these are still inherently readable. Readability is the most desired trait in good typesetting, and even when using type for unusual purposes this holds true. The lesson? When getting inspiration from poster designs such as these for your next type treatment in a client piece, remember that readability comes before artistic flair.

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50 Inspirational Typographic Poster Designs