15 Awesome Examples of Portrait Typography

by Jay Hilgert
on November 4, 2011

I haven’t done an inspiration post in a while, and I was browsing Flickr this morning, so I thought I’d share some cool typography I found. I’m calling these “portrait typography,” but you may have a different name for them. I like using type as a texture, but this is on the next level. Have a look and see what you think.



Typography portrait of Amy Whinehouse.

vedder poster (typography)


Typographic Self Portrait

Russell Simmons #typography #portrait

Typography portrait

Will i am


As You Type, So Shall You Be

typography self portrait

typographic portrait series_mat

DNA sequence portrait

Utada Hikaru Typo Portrait

About Jay Hilgert

Formally trained at Oklahoma State, Jay Hilgert is a graphic and web designer, font designer (Link), software developer (Brush Pilotâ„¢), and the founder of BittBox.