Last Updated on August 17, 2023
Whether it’s a flyer, a poster, or motivational quotes, a nice font can make a world of difference. We’ve been using typography since the 11th century. But only recently has there been a spotlight on this art and technique, thanks to type artists and hobbyists, who create a myriad of fonts for us to enjoy.
But what exactly is typography, and what else can you make with it?
The Importance of Typography
There’s a lot more to typography than meets the eye.
In its shortest explanation, typography is the art of bringing text to life. More than simply choosing fonts that look great (in digital or print), it’s choosing fonts that are legible, have a lasting impact on viewers, and convey an overall mood of theme that fits the message.
If typography isn’t considered in making road signs for example, drivers would have trouble recognizing them, leading to disastrous consequences. Websites and blogs are easy to read because of the right choice in fonts. Thanks to decorative typefaces nowadays, you can even use text to decorate your home!
Tips on Creating Your Own Typography Poster
Don’t feel intimidated even if you’re not a designer. Creating posters will be a breeze if you remember the basics. Here are a couple of tips to keep in mind before getting started:
- Consider location. It’s a good idea to have an idea of where your work will end up in so you can plan the elements that would go into it. For example: if the poster will be hung against a green wall, then maybe you shouldn’t use the same color as your background.
- Apply contrast. This goes hand-in-hand with tip #1. Intelligent use of contrast will not only help your poster stand out, it will also grab attention at first glance.
- Think about distance. Your poster should be readable from a distance. Make sure important details (e.g. venue, contact numbers, titles, names, etc.) are clear and easily visible so viewers can take action when necessary. Don’t forget to factor in white space in this regard.
- Make it scalable. Unless specified by a client, it’s not a bad thing to create different versions for different sizes. Make sure that your poster retains its quality despite being reduced to a smaller scale, and vice versa.
Take your time and explore different typefaces while you’re at it. Remember: make it legible AND artistic.
Incredible Typography Posters
If words can change the world, just think how more beautiful the world would be like if each letter was turned into art. That’s exactly what these typography posters want to show you. Look closely and be inspired.
1. Hand Lettering Wedding Invitation
With 6 PSD files in well organized layers, this pack from Blue Robin Design Shop is highly customizable and is just waiting for your own text and background color to be added in.
2. Modern Labor Day Flyer
Crunched for time before Labor Day? This flyer design by Danny Aldana is here to save the day with templates for your Labor Day sale, concert, party, or festival.
3. Indie Music
Simple says it all in this upbeat music flyer template from Graphr.
4. Indie Music Concert Flyer
Whether you need to publicize a garage party or a big music festival, this flyer design by Miaodrawing will have you creating your own announcements in minutes.
5. Valentine’s Day Flyer/Poster
6. Jazz Night Flyer
Open mic night? Poetry reading? Battle of the bands? Say it all in this colorful flyer that includes a template for Instagram posts. Created by Lilynthesweetpea.
7. Austallung Poster Template
8. Rock And Roll Music Party Flyer
Guuver brings you this retro-looking template that’s ideal for music and retail announcements.
9. Wine Tasting Lounge Flyer
Designed by Moodboy to promote wine tastings, restaurants, bars, and dinner events, this poster/flyer is print-ready and will be ready to party in minutes.
10. Audio Flash Music Flyer
This retro-themed template will make music lovers and old-school fans have flashbacks of good times past.
11. Typography Poster and Badges
This set of 6 typography poster and badges by Design Hatti will have you creating not only flyers and posters, but also shirts, banners, book covers, graphics, blog headers, and more.
12. Back to School Party
Who says you can’t teach old posters new tricks? This magical design by Muhamadiqbalhidayat will give students and teachers a whimsical welcome back.
13. Live Music Typography Poster Flyer
Featuring 2-color PSD files, this smashing template might just be the new talk of the town.
14. Typography Flyer Vol.13
Gigs, concerts, festivals, DJ sets, parties, or your weekly music clubs will look amazing when promoted using this rustic flyer by Grap Tail Studio.
15. Abstract Typography Poster
16. Abstract Typography Poster (Black)
Black-and-white never looked so sleek. This professional and structured poster template is like an abstract canvas just waiting for its artist.
17. Typography Poster Template
18. Isometric Typography Poster
19. Jamming Flyer Poster
The psychedelic colors in this template are a beautiful invitation your viewers won’t be able to resist. Brought to you by RetroBox.
20. Minimal Party Poster
With 3 color schemes to choose from, this poster design by Yulko includes font links and EPS files for easy customization.
21. Vintage Typography Poster V01
22. Happy Hour Typography Flyer
Make a toast to this happy hour flyer design by Itefan that’s print-ready and prepared to party! Elements and effects included in the product.