Alluring Typography and Grid Focused Websites

Typography can be a beautiful element to any website (or printed design for that matter). Not only do the curves and bends of letter forms create a stunning visual appeal to a website, but good effective typography and proper grid placement can help visitors read text more clearly, distinguish a hierarchy of information and paint pictures and images with words and their surrounding negative space.

Below are 50 website designs that rely heavily on typography and beautiful grid placement – it’s fantastic how strategically placed type can effect the appearance and usability of a design!

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Which of the ones above are your favorites? Also feel free to leave links in the comments below to your favorite typography-focused website designs.



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  1. Kostandinos says:

    Wow! Insanely great post!
    So much good eye candy here. Lots of sites I haven’t seen before.
    Wearable Print is one of my faves.

  2. Brian Cray says:

    I heart typography! Thanks for the awesome post@

  3. Jeremy says:

    Really excellent roundup you have put together here. You obviously put some time into the researching and choosing some of the best. I couldn’t pick a favorite if I wanted to. Definitely bookmarked for inspiration.

  4. Avery Smith says:

    Good idea for a blog post, an appropriate grid system and attention to Typography aren’t just print-centric ideas.

    I always enjoyed vsa partners http://www.vsapartners.com/
    and monocle http://www.monocle.com/

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  6. chad engle says:

    Awesome. That is a good round up Brian! Did you steal my bookmarks folder?!? hahaha

  7. Wow, some of these I haven’t seen before and are beauty to the eyes. Pure inspiration, my friend.The Jason Santa Maria one is my favorite.

    I recently started reworking my own site to be more minimalist, please check it out at http://www.ocularharmony.com. #shamelessselfpromotion

    Thanks for the post Brian, keep it up! +Stumble.

  8. MorayWeb says:

    Brilliant round-up of some great designs – thanks for a great post and keep up the good work!

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  10. Chris Gwynne says:

    I’m quite surprised subtraction (http://subtraction.com/) isn’t in the roundup.

  11. Livia says:

    Great collection of beautifully-designed websites! I’ve seen some of them before. You know they are good when they keep popping up over and over again!

  12. great list Brian. I’ve seen some of these before, but thanks for introducing some cool new sites!

  13. Alex C. says:

    Whoa, great list I must say! Typography is really important in web and I agree that it can help the user in various ways!
    Thanks for sharing!

    Regards!

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  15. Wow, that’s a lot of ‘inspiration’ right there.

  16. Jason Watson says:

    Hey, I came across this site today. I think it fits with this post about typography based sites. http://jv2.com

  17. Karl Edwards says:

    Thanks for providing such an inspiring resource.
    Having one’s communication read and understood is the goal, not merely putting it out there. When we put the burden on the user to sift and sort through our busy designs, we throw away probably our one chance to draw them into our circle.

  18. Awesome collection! I’ve always loved a bunch of these sites and it’s nice to see some I haven’t seen also.

  19. Sean Baker says:

    Thanks for featuring me on this list of elite typography-based websites! It’s an honor. Looking around, you have other great articles here. Keep it up, bro.

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  21. Thanks, Great list

  22. Tyler Tate says:

    Really good collection! Thanks!

  23. Dan says:

    A lot of these are featured on siteInspire, with more besides:

    http://siteinspire.net/showcase/category/style/typographic

  24. This is a nice collection. The ones (earlier in the list) with the retro looks are among the best. I’ve always maintained that typography has the power to single-handedly lift a website from being just good to being simply great. This list is proof to that!

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  32. Mike Lepis says:

    Thanks so much for including our little site with some breathtaking designs. We are truly humbled.

    Thanks!
    Mike and the ALPHA team

  33. Drug Detox says:

    You really have to appreciate how the font style and even the font color adds to the aesthtics of a website. It compliments the whole theme IMO. Thanks for sharing these artistic examples admin.

  34. vipin says:

    Awesome collection… Great source of inspiration.

    Thanks a lot for sharing…

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  36. Typography is very useful not only in the websites but in anything that you will be doing using the computer. Your creativity will be used and you will be able to make your own design.

Brian Hoff
About Brian Hoff: Designer, Writer and Speaker

I’m a graphic designer living in Brooklyn, New York who loves creating compelling and useful websites and memorable interactions across the web. When I’m not designing I can be found writing, speaking and occasionally part-time teaching at colleges — all on the subject of design. I started this blog to share my passion and experiences with designers and clients. I'm most active on Twitter; say hello:


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