Websites with lovely layout and typography

If you are new to TDC and didn’t know — well lets just say I love me some good ol’ typography — I come from a traditional print design background where layout and typefaces were used more flexibly. With (more) recent advances in web technologies and real font integration services, such as Typekit, the web has definitely become a more beautiful and interesting place aesthetically.

I often collect and save examples of layout and typography that interests me or I find enjoyable and beautiful, so below I’ve gathered 30 websites showcasing beautiful typography and layout design for your viewing pleasures. Enjoy.

Chirp

Twitter Conference

Neutron Creations

neutron-creations

Vigepops

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Billings

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Simon Collison

simon-collison-colly-autobiography

The Gates Notes

the-gates-notes

SimpleBits

simplebits

Vegas Uncork’d

vegas-uncorkd-las-vegas-nv-may-6-9-2010

Build Guild

build-guild-salem-ma-e298ba-we-are-a-guilders-of-builders

Epic Event

epic-event

Happy Cog’aoke

happy-coge28099aoke-2

Pictory

life-before-your-eyes-e28093-pictory

Trent Walton

trent-walton

OrderedList

we-make-things-simple-ordered-list

Design Litmus

about-e28692-design-litmus

Analog

analog

Authentic Jobs

authentic-jobs-full-time-and-freelance-job-opportunities-for-web-design-and-creative-professionals

Electric Pulp

electric-pulp-making-friends-via-the-internet

Frank Chimero

frank-chimero-profile

Information Highwayman

information-highwayman-lone-design-ace-for-hire-d-bnonn-tennant

Ligature, Loop & Stem

limited-edition-design-and-typography-products-for-refined-tastes-e28093-ligature-loop-stem

Matthew Henry

matthew-henry

Ryan Clark

ryan-clark-merrill

SVA

school-of-visual-arts-e28094-mfa-in-interaction-design

Veer Ideas

veer-ideas-community-hotness-editione284a2

Fever

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Squared Eye

squared-eyes-services-20090319

DevDays

stackoverflow-devdays-c2bb-home

Sushi & Robots

sushi-robots-by-jina-bolton

The Sew Weekly

the-sew-weekly

Also if you are interested, I recently had the opportunity to visit and chat with some new friends over at Two Paperdolls letterpress shop and design studio and managed to take some pictures of their beautiful antique letterpress machines, wood blocks and other studio shots (with my new DSLR). Feel free to check out the photos on my Flickr page.



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  1. flashores says:

    Very nice pages, thx

  2. Love these designs. Looking into going back to basics and getting the pencil out. I love the textures used and the depth that the sites have. Also the simple designs too!

    Great article to look at for inspiration!

  3. Like the layouts, good designs – thank you.

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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