Clever Typography Designs That Make You Think

Words! We just can’t possibly go through a day without using them. Yet, time and time again, we underestimate the ability of words to explain the abstract aspects in life such as action, motion or feelings. Fortunately for us, a few dedicated typographers have devoted their time to demonstrate the underlying potential of words.

expressive typography
(Image Source: Ji Lee)

Here are 15 awesome typography design entries that showcase text-based art to tell a story. You may need a while to interpret what it is trying but these words are meant to make you think out of the box anyways. Have fun and tell us your favorites in the comments.

Shoot. Just by adjusting the distance between letters, Arun Raj is able to express the motion of a bullet heading towards a target. (Image Source: Arun Raj)

shoot

Scream. Alter the shape of one letter, and the word screams louder than the picture. (Image Source: Arun Raj)

scream

Kick. Ouch, that hurts, letter I! (Image Source: Arun Raj)

kick

Elevator. Going up or down? (Image Source: Ji Lee)

elevator

Tsunami. The S-wave describes this natural disaster very clearly. (Image Source: Ji Lee)

tsunami

Exit. From now on, this should be the standard sign for every exit door. (Image Source: Ji Lee)

exit

Gravity. What goes up, must come down – thanks to Gravity.(Image Source: Ji Lee)

gravity

Darwin. The evolutionary steps from D to N. (Image Source: Kapil Bhagat)

darwin

Archimedes. Kapil Bhagat’s love for science and expressive typography knows no bounds. (Image Source: Kapil Bhagat)

archimedes

Copernicus. The Sun and the third rock from the Sun infused in Nicolaus Copernicus’s name. (Image Source: Kapil Bhagat)

copernicus

Displace. Alright, which wise guy displaced the top part of "displace"? (Image Source: Daniel-John Rebollido)

displace

Expand. And stretch! (Image Source: Daniel-John Rebollido)

expand

Compression. Stuck in a tight spot, I see. (Image Source: Shealyn McGee)

compression

Explosion. Tweak contrast, color and font size, hide it behind the illusion of disarray and you get an explosion. (Image Source: Shealyn McGee)

explosion

Detail. Read the fine print. (Image Source: Shealyn McGee)

detail

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Alvaris is a web designer, developer and staff writer for Hongkiat.com.

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