Wednesday Inspiration: Textured Typography

There’s no big secret behind the popularity of textured types. They are fun, but they can also be realistic, and quite often they can be realistically funny. It’s about that extra touch that helps your mental circuit imagine and recreate the message carried by the words themselves.

However, grungy types can be the result of the meticulous tinkering of designers, but also the accidental works of nature on mural typography, street engravings or advertising banners with a twist. Quite often the results are impressive and they can be a great source of inspiration if you’re working on new types.

Here we are, rummaging through the piles of material out there. From urban to chintzy, from obvious to surprising, we put together a varied range of examples.
Click on the images to find out more about the designers behind them.

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