28 Excellent Examples Of Typography Portraits

3 Feb/10

I’m sure most of us heard of these memorable saying that goes like "A good sketch is better than a long speech" or "A picture is worth a thousand words". Sometimes, even the most complicated issue and matter can be simplified and expressed over a single image. That’s just how incredible images are; but today I want to show you something different, a hybrid of both.

typography portraits

Here’s a showcase of a very unique approach to portrait illustrations. These images below are mixtures of both images and typography, where the latter is used to shape the portraits while the words within have messages to deliver. It is just amazing how manipulation of font types, sizes and keywords can form a great portrait artwork with inner meaning. Full list after jump.

Burdened Barrack Obama | Dylanroscover

burdened obama

Self Portrait | Saluum

self portrait saluum

Mother Teresa | Dencii

mother teresa

Mahatma Gandhi | Dencii

mahatma gandhi

John Lennon | Dencii

john lennon

Martin Luther King, Jr | Dencii

lets all dream togethr

Self Portrait | Stacy Benson

stacey benson

Self Portrait | Stacey Grove

stacey grove

"Screaming" | Goblina


Self Portrait | Vic198x


Self Portrait | Le0arts

leo arts

Mos Def a.k.a Dante Terrell Smith-Bey | DilsJ

mos def

Lady Gaga | Skye Shettle

lady gaga

Scott Weiland | Steve Butabi

steve butabi

Erik Spiekermann | Steve Butabi

steve butabi

Nelly Furtado | Steve Butabi

steve butabi

Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails | Maxdoming


Bono of U2 | CaliburlessSoul

Self Portrait | Laemmen


Self Portrait | Hworangi107

facing my dreams

Self Portrait | Fostic-Popcorn

fostic popcorn

Self Portrait | EclecticPhoenix

eclectic phoenix

E.B. Portrait | Akeiron


Morgan Freeman | Straye-Close

man of his word

Marilyn Manson | CaliburlessSoul


Thom Yorke | tbwachiat

thom yorke

Lil Wayne | tbwachiat

thom yorke

humans | Miss–Dee



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