Typography that grows

by Fred Showker

At some point, we have to draw the line between typography and lettering ... and pure artistic endeavors which mimic letters or letter forms. All of these wonderful pieces were selected because they carry the notion of using typography or lettering in a natural "growing" environment. Interesting to note that many utilize sans serif fonts that are not considered organic. These offer a playful contrast to the natural settings and provide a delightful visual treat.

Many of these started as 3D rendered typography or letter forms. But that's just about where the typography part ended. They all represent some considerable time and skills -- and they are all completely unique creations. Enjoy.


Fall fonts lettering

Fall fonts lettering

How perfect is this for our Fall Fonts Festival. When I saw it, I knew I just had to include it here. Perfect!

Fumou is a fan of J.R.R. Tolkien, and we believe this has a direct effect on the visions reflected in this portfolio. Using Adobe CS3 Extended, Adobe Illustator CS3, and Bryce 6, Fumou is able to craft stunning lettering paintings like this one. (You should also see "Passion"
Fall fonts lettering Fall fonts lettering


3D Text with found decoration

3D Text with found decoration

This piece started with some simple 3d Text, and exploded into the fanciful illustration. You can follow along here ...
3D Text with found decoration 3D Text with found decoration


Typography that grows on the lawn

Typography that grows on the lawn

Luuqas is a designer from Argentina, who has made the hard lines of sans serif letter forms become harmonious in a natural lawn setting. You can see more work at his site : http://luuqas.daportfolio.com/ but the "about" page is empty.
Typography that grows on the lawn Typography that grows on the lawn


Type harmonious with Nature

Type harmonious with Nature

We thought this photo manipulation is a wonderful marriage of typography and nature. Designer Dkomov is primarily a photographer in Russia. You can check out his web site, but it's all in Russian. daniilkomov.ru
Type harmonious with Nature Type harmonious with Nature


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