Out of This World Typography

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On the last type-inspiration post, we showcased some incredible black and white typography1. We’ve also gathered the ultimate collection of nature-inspired typography2.

Today, we will be showcasing outer space typography. This is probably my favorite style of design. There is so much that you can do with the outer space, galaxy style. While it is not really appropriate to use in most client projects, it is a very fun effect to implement on your own personal projects.

Because I really enjoy this design style, this will be a two series post.

  1. Part I: Out of This World Typography
  2. Part II: Out of This World Tutorials

It’s amazing what atists are able to create using this design style. By the way, this style allows for lots of creativity. Planets, galaxies, nebulas, comets, asteroids, lighting effects, textures, shiny objects, and a lot more elements are at your disposal to use. Some of the designs are very clean and simple, while some use a lot of different effects. Also, the use of vibrant, bright, and bold colors are very common. The reason why the designs look really good is because of the contrast. Most of the designs feature a dark, space background while using very bright colors for the text and lighting effects.

Let’s go ahead and view 50 stunning, outer space typography creations that are definitely out of this world.

Part I: Out of This World Typography

Note: Please click on the images to see them in their websites and to learn more about their artists.

Fee3

The Eternal Night4

Space Dementia5

Flight6

Rokk Hard7

XIII Galactic8

Funk Oddysey9

Helvetica Space10

Style Power11

Eplore12

Warped13

Vigilant14

Happy Christmas15

Children of the Idiom16

Sound Supreme17

Deccade18

Broken19

Lunar Colonization20

The Next Frontier21

Lost in Space22

2009 Retro23

Stand Up24

One Cut Above25

Determined26

Happy 200927

Never Sleep28

Galaxy29

Vision30

Behind the Black Sky31

Shooting Star32

Pearl Future33

024034

Typography35

Euro36

Don't Panic37

Chasing Daylight38

Fuel39

Alien Killer40

Everything is Energy41

Shine On42

Night Shift43

Collide44

Extinction45

Shiny46

Metaphor47

Gluklich48

Bradford Johnson49

Disco Universe50

Effigy51

Sun52

"Part II: Out of This World Tutorials" will be posted in the next few days.

So what are your thoughts about the outer space design style? Do you like it or do you hate it? Which ones are your favorite and why? Please make sure that you join in on the discussion and leave your thoughts below.

By the way, 3 of the designs above were created by me. Can you guess which ones? The first person to leave a comment with the right response will get a Google Wave invite, if you want it. :)

Well, thanks for viewing and if you liked this post, please stumble, moo, blend, float, digg and bump it. I would really appreciate it you retweeted it as well so more people can see it. You can follow me on twitter here53.

Footnotes

  1. 1 http://designinformer.com/incredible-black-and-white-typography/
  2. 2 http://designinformer.com/massive-collection-of-nature-inspired-typography/
  3. 3 http://www.behance.net/Gallery/Typography/89817
  4. 4 http://aanoi.deviantart.com/art/The-Eternal-Night-119515793
  5. 5 http://unknown-girl-n.deviantart.com/art/Space-Dementia-135557978
  6. 6 http://www.flickr.com/photos/jad-graphics/3988927186/
  7. 7 http://aanoi.deviantart.com/art/RokkHard-141450970
  8. 8 http://aanoi.deviantart.com/art/XIII-Galactic-133279031
  9. 9 http://aanoi.deviantart.com/art/A-Funk-Odyssey-136798899
  10. 10 http://www.behance.net/Gallery/Helveticaspace/285708
  11. 11 http://www.behance.net/Gallery/Style-Power-%28New-Version%29/321106
  12. 12 http://www.behance.net/Gallery/Explore/151513
  13. 13 http://www.flickr.com/photos/studiomuntz/4117183393/
  14. 14 http://www.behance.net/Gallery/Outer-Space-Typography-and-Designs/328283
  15. 15 http://www.behance.net/Gallery/HAPPY-XMAS-09/158950
  16. 16 http://www.behance.net/Gallery/Children-of-the-idiom/93731
  17. 17 http://www.behance.net/Gallery/Children-of-the-idiom/93731
  18. 18 http://www.behance.net/Gallery/Deccade-Typography-experiment/103153
  19. 19 http://www.behance.net/Gallery/Broken-Type-Experiment/253264
  20. 20 http://www.behance.net/Gallery/Galactikal/274824
  21. 21 http://www.behance.net/Gallery/Galactikal/274824
  22. 22 http://www.behance.net/Gallery/LOST-IN-SPACE/174288
  23. 23 http://www.behance.net/Gallery/2009-Is-The-New-Retro/314870
  24. 24 http://www.behance.net/Gallery/Stand-Up-Poster/289241
  25. 25 http://www.behance.net/Gallery/You-Are-One-Cut-Above/277748
  26. 26 http://www.behance.net/Gallery/Typography-II/160545
  27. 27 http://www.behance.net/Gallery/Happy-2009/163503
  28. 28 http://aanoi.deviantart.com/art/NeversleepLetsRokk-Vert-133801988
  29. 29 http://justseph.deviantart.com/art/Galaxy-136687929
  30. 30 http://www.flickr.com/photos/tablerock/3955651193/sizes/l/
  31. 31 http://www.behance.net/Gallery/Behind-The-Black-Sky/314857
  32. 32 http://www.behance.net/Gallery/Shooting-Star/112067
  33. 33 http://www.behance.net/Gallery/Pearl-Future-Text/175800
  34. 34 http://biomachina.deviantart.com/art/0240-130637087
  35. 35 http://www.behance.net/Gallery/typospace-experiment/225350
  36. 36 http://www.behance.net/Gallery/Euro/62162
  37. 37 http://pica-ae.deviantart.com/art/Don-t-Panic-115422163
  38. 38 http://www.flickr.com/photos/tablerock/3078047224/sizes/o/
  39. 39 http://www.flickr.com/photos/joecavazos/3965463995/sizes/o/in/set-72157619098973762/
  40. 40 http://www.behance.net/Gallery/Retro-Futurism-II/143517
  41. 41 http://www.behance.net/Gallery/Everything-is-Energy/188788
  42. 42 http://www.flickr.com/photos/jad-graphics/4017051687/
  43. 43 http://www.behance.net/Gallery/Night-Shift-Productions/279557
  44. 44 http://www.flickr.com/photos/bartondamer/2842274599/
  45. 45 http://abduzeedo.com/reader-tutorial-extinction-chanito
  46. 46 http://webdesignledger.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/FINISH3big.jpg
  47. 47 http://ikue.deviantart.com/art/meta-4-136847727
  48. 48 http://creattica.com/photoshop/glucklich/18420
  49. 49 http://creattica.com/photoshop/bradford-johnson/26912
  50. 50 http://www.nopattern.com/nopattern/project.asp?project_ID=96
  51. 51 http://www.nopattern.com/nopattern/project.asp?project_ID=102
  52. 52 http://3tx.deviantart.com/art/solar-juice-116199650
  53. 53 http://twitter.com/designinformer

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  1. 1

    While there are some stunning and beautifully executed examples here, I just need to point out that typography needs to also effectively communicate the message. Some of these are so overly designed that the words are barely decipherable. If you need to work that hard to figure out what they’re saying, how are these worthy of being included as fine examples in a showcase?

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    • 52

      I definitely agree with you in that respect. But the showcase was about outer space typography, and I never mentioned that these were incredibly useful. The showcase is more about the effects. ;)

      Anyway, thanks for sharing your thoughts.

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  2. 103

    A beautiful selection of typography genius & mastery… Love it!

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  3. 205

    I’m upset I didn’t see this list right when it came out! Very cool to go through and mentally decipher how these are done… and sometimes just chalk it up to some true PS wizardry.

    ‘Disco at the Edge of the Universe’ & ‘A Funk Odyssey’ were standouts among the list of greats!

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    • 256

      Hi Chris, thanks for stopping by. I hope that this post has allowed us to keep you as a regular visitor. Thanks for the compliments.

      And yes, those two designs that you mentioned are really nice. :)

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  4. 307

    These are all pretty good but the ‘Value’ one is my favourite.
    Could look really good as a motion graphic.
    Cheers.

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  5. 409

    All of them are amazing, I really love it!

    Thanks so much for sharing!
    .-= Hian Battiston´s latest Blog Entry – Photoshop CS5 – Surpreenda-se =-.

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  6. 460

    Quire like Chasing Daylight but for me they are all a bit “mystic” or what have you

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  7. 511

    I’ll vote for the “Children of the Idiom” and “A Sound Supreme” that I would accompany with some great classical music (The Planets). As for the others, some are too hard to read, some really makes me think about Hard Rock bands (Striker) and some about epic/kitch Sci Fi movies (“The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy”,”Star Wars”).

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    • 562

      Haha, you know what? They do remind me of those things as well. I do agree with you that some are a little hard to read, but they all definitely get your attention.

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  8. 613

    This is very good typography work. I think typography is a very hard thing to master but it very creative and clean if you can master it :). Very inspirational post.

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  9. 664

    Yes, that “SUN” piece is really one of my favorites as well.

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  10. 715

    Thanks for the compliments Igor. It took a while to compile all this, but it’s worth it because of all the people that liked it.

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