Typographic Faces

by Fred Showker

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Monochromatic and Color

Monochromatic and Color

Both of these are from the "China Doll" who did a great job building faces from type -- unfortunately, China Doll is gone from Deviant Art, to parts unknown.

Typographic portrait of Steve Jobs

We have not been able to track her down. That is if it's a her. Both here are beautifully done, with type following the correct contour.
Monochromatic and Color Enlarge: Monochromatic and Color


The typographical works of Ben Heine

The typographical works of Ben Heine

Ben Heine is a designer in Belgium, taking photos and drawing now for almost 10 years. See the gallery at his web site for some spectacular works!
www.benheine.com
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Nelly Furtado Typographic Portrait

Nelly Furtado Typographic Portrait

Linh Chi is a very talented graphic artist and designer with a marked propensity toward typography. Her typographic portraits are stunning. Linh is from Ha Noi, Vietnam. Don't miss her portfolio at
behance.net/linhchilicious
Nelly Furtado Typographic Portrait Nelly Furtado Typographic Portrait


Screaming type portrait

Screaming type portrait

Goblina is the handle, but Mada Goblin is the name the watermark says. She's a student of art, and that's about all we could glean from the DeviantArt page. Her gallery has some other truly sparkling art ...
don't miss it.
Screaming type portrait Screaming type portrait


Gosingtian: Typography Humanity

Gosingtian: Typography Humanity

The artist's name is simply "fade319" but we all know him as Mark Gosingtian. He's a 23 year old freelance graphic designer, involved in layout, graphic apparel, page design, logo design, illustration, packaging design, graphic design, and branding. His gallery shows some totally awesome vector art.
Mark Gosingtian's Tumblr site
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THE ABOVE ARE SPECTACULAR EXAMPLES OF WORK. As we follow this thread of typography and font stories, always keep in mind that this kind of design work doesn't just happen. It takes hours and hours of planning and exploration into the elements, the layout and above all the overall intention of the piece. Yes, there are some software packages that can come very close, but they just cannot replace the visual hand of the artist and designer.

When you embark on such a project, always have a specific goal in mind, and always keep the viewer (or reader) as top priority in your planning. This is an excellent exercise in discovering the pure shapes of letterforms, you should try this kind of assembly at least once. Give it a try. You might like what happens.

And don't forget to send in your masterpieces!

thanks for reading

Fred Showker

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