28 Excellent Examples Of Typography Portraits

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.

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 by Dylanroscover

burdened obama

Self Portrait by Saluum

self portrait saluum

Mother Teresa by Dencii

mother teresa

Mahatma Gandhi by Dencii

mahatma gandhi

John Lennon by Dencii

john lennon

Martin Luther King, Jr by Dencii

lets all dream togethr

Self Portrait by Stacy Benson

stacey benson

Self Portrait by Stacey Grove

stacey grove

"Screaming" by Goblina


Self Portrait by Vic198x


Self Portrait by Le0arts

leo arts

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

mos def

Lady Gaga by Skye Shettle

lady gaga

Scott Weiland by CaliburlessSoul

steve butabi

Erik Spiekermann by Steve Butabi

steve butabi

Nelly Furtado by Steve Butabi

steve butabi

Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails by Maxdoming


Bono of U2 by CaliburlessSoul

Self Portrait by Laemmen


Self Portrait by Hworangi107

facing my dreams

Self Portrait by Fostic-Popcorn

fostic popcorn

Self Portrait by EclecticPhoenix

eclectic phoenix

E.B. Portrait by Akeiron


Morgan Freeman by Straye-Close

man of his word

Marilyn Manson by CaliburlessSoul


Thom Yorke by tbwachiat

thom yorke

Lil Wayne by tbwachiat

thom yorke

humans by Miss-Dee