'Typography as art'

stephen's picture

I'm looking for examples of 'Typography as art' ie where letterform is the only or main part of a piece of art.
If you have any links or suggestions I would be happy to hear them.
Stephen R

stephen's picture

Don't know what to say, or how to thank you all. Cept, you all sure do know your stuff!
Thanks all

Hiroshige's picture

>Who is that Hero? Shy?

Aziz, deleted - is part of a series I'm working on which speaks of the destruction, deconstruction and reconstruction of the written word. It may appear stupidly simple - but it ain't.

This is a great thread, nice question stephen - I see some familiar names who have/do inspire me, and some new ones too.


j_polo9's picture

Maybe someone with a flickr account can gather images from those sugguested and compile a flickr place for them?

ben millen's picture

a little avant-weird, but Jan Svankmajer's films make rather extensive use of typography in fairly unprecedented ways..

AzizMostafa's picture

Hiroshige, do you know a Gentleman/Lady named XXX from XXX?
He/She does Destruction, Deconstruction and Reconstruction, All with just XXX?
Guess he/she is XXX years Old but Wondering y XXX is so XXX?
XXX Thanx with XXX

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dezcom's picture

Hiro! that is freakin' brilliant!


William Berkson's picture

I don't know if you classify this as art, but it's brilliant stuff.

AzizMostafa's picture

Hiroshige, just one question:
How do you write 30 in Roman System?
Equal Thanks with Flowers

Mathias's picture

What about M/M (Paris) work with fashion photographers?
I Love it.

The Alphabet


The AlphaMen

AzizMostafa's picture

Mathias, what do you love in that precisely?

Hiroshige's picture

Hey thanks for the comps guys!!, for some reason it means a lot to me - must be the cabernet.


Hiroshige's picture

Robert Indiana


dsb's picture

I love these letterpressed posters for the helvetica movie:


jordy's picture

One of my favorites is the Italian futurist Fortunato DePero whose work you can see, at among other places, here.

Conor's picture

Our ampersand poster could be considered an art project. » Contains video «

No apologies for the blatant self-promotion.

William Berkson's picture

Last week I saw Marian Bantjes presentation at the TDC.

Her work is not only wonderfully imaginative and artistically superb, but it just makes you feel happier, like the old Beatles music. A rare treasure and pleasure.

hrant's picture

I say this periodically: Bantjes is the messiah of PoMo.
So unlike the hooligans of the 90s.


mitchelka's picture

My work is very typographic - I hand carve linoleum alphabets and print with them on fabric dishtowels, shirts and bolts of fabric. I have an installation hanging in the DeCordova Museum in Lincoln Massachusetts:



William Berkson's picture

Very nice, Aziz. Are those yours?

AzizMostafa's picture

If mine, I would have won at least one of these battles:
With FLowers

dezcom's picture

Escape C4 is brilliant!


moonblob's picture

I like the work of Catherine Zask, she makes some interesting typographic posters…


mutchio's picture

hi guys
Please this is urgent!

Does anyone know if the Kufi Ayah posted on this sheet is copy written? I mean can I use it in one of my designs?

I would highly appreciate a quick answer!

1985's picture

Tauba Auerbach

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