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67 Gorgeous Examples of Floral Typography

Floral typography is a technique that combines typography, calligraphy and lettering to create dynamic, “flourishing” designs. With the help of floral elements you can create very tempting and vivid artworks in which the typography seems to be shaped by plants and flowers. In this way you can convey your message in a very artistic way. In fact, various floral ornaments – which are the essential component of floral typography – can make the design stand out and help the artist to create inspiring, refreshing and thought-provoking pieces of art.

Further Reading on SmashingMag: Link

Below you’ll find a beautiful collection of floral typography and also some outstanding tutorials that will help you to master the technique or at least get some understanding of how this technique can be used. Please feel free to explore the further works of the artists presented below as well.

Floral Typography Examples Link

Anybody Seen my Baby5

67 Gorgeous Examples of Floral Typography6

BlackOut7

Screenshot8

Ginger Monkey Design9

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Siscott10

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White12

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Gig Poster14

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Spring16

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Love18

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Deja VU20

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Keep Reno Green22

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Glamour24

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Logan26

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Soft Type28

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Narani6830

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My Fake Cover32

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Slow progress…34

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The Mask of Sorrow36

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For Right Wrong4038

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For Right Wrong4038

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The Good Die Young42

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A New Leaf

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Summer Exhibition44

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Floral Love

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Black and white46

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Nokia48

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Excellence50

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Inspire52

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D+G Vector and Drawing54

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Decogrunge Type Treatment56

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Designers don’t commit crimes

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A1 paper cut illustration58

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Using mixed media60

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Christmas present – SiScott style62

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Tipo 0464

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MT Ornamental Type Design66

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Narani6830

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Word70

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Funkrush72

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i Love Art74

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Dont Panic76

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Leo Burnej78

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Hide and Seek80

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Yulia Brodskaya82

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Chaz Maviyane-Davies

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sumeco85

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Debra Bishop87

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Hello89

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Floral Alphabets91

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Trust93

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Type Art95

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Graphic Design Everywhere97

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Play99

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Esquire101

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Silk103

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I love you105

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Chanel 4 25th Anniversary Book107

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Type109

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Floral Typography Tutorials Link

Create a 3D Flowery Text Effect

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Stylish Floral Typography111

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Create an Ancient Typography with Dry Soil Texture and Floral Brushset in Photoshop113

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Create a Spectacular Grass Text Effect in Photoshop115

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Super Cool Frilly Bits Typography117

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Old School Type – Line Gradients119

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Dynamic Recessed Watercolor Typography in Photoshop121

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How to Create a Richly Ornate Typographic Illustration123

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Footnotes Link

  1. 1 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2009/11/massive-collection-of-nature-inspired-typography/
  2. 2 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2009/12/typography-out-of-this-world/
  3. 3 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2010/05/the-beauty-of-paper-art/
  4. 4 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2013/05/typographic-design-patterns-practices-case-study-2013/
  5. 5 http://www.behance.net/Gallery/Anybody-seen-my-baby/85767
  6. 6 http://www.behance.net/Gallery/Anybody-seen-my-baby/85767
  7. 7 http://www.behance.net/Gallery/Blackout/169944
  8. 8 http://www.behance.net/Gallery/Blackout/169944
  9. 9 http://www.gingermonkeydesign.com/
  10. 10 http://www.graphic-exchange.com/exellence/siscott.htm
  11. 11 http://www.graphic-exchange.com/exellence/siscott.htm
  12. 12 http://www.behance.net/Gallery/White_-word_/90168
  13. 13 http://www.behance.net/Gallery/White_-word_/90168
  14. 14 http://www.flickr.com/photos/johnquinn/3380705598/
  15. 15 http://www.flickr.com/photos/johnquinn/3380705598/
  16. 16 http://www.behance.net/Gallery/spring/93058
  17. 17 http://www.behance.net/Gallery/spring/93058
  18. 18 http://www.behance.net/Gallery/complicated-love/173139
  19. 19 http://www.behance.net/Gallery/complicated-love/173139
  20. 20 http://www.behance.net/Gallery/Deja-vu/135910
  21. 21 http://www.behance.net/Gallery/Deja-vu/135910
  22. 22 http://www.behance.net/Gallery/Keep-Reno-Green/170025
  23. 23 http://www.behance.net/Gallery/Keep-Reno-Green/170025
  24. 24 http://www.behance.net/Gallery/glamour/93062
  25. 25 http://www.behance.net/Gallery/glamour/93062
  26. 26 http://www.behance.net/Gallery/Renault-Logan/50380
  27. 27 http://www.behance.net/Gallery/Renault-Logan/50380
  28. 28 http://shinybinary.deviantart.com/art/Soft-type-50771132
  29. 29 http://shinybinary.deviantart.com/art/Soft-type-50771132
  30. 30 http://www.behance.net/Gallery/Typography/128149
  31. 31 http://www.behance.net/Gallery/Typography/128149
  32. 32 http://www.behance.net/Gallery/My-fake-cover-(logo)/91761
  33. 33 http://www.behance.net/Gallery/My-fake-cover-(logo)/91761
  34. 34 http://www.flickr.com/photos/matt_in_a_field/3258005523/
  35. 35 http://www.flickr.com/photos/matt_in_a_field/3258005523/
  36. 36 http://www.behance.net/Gallery/Magazine-Work/125104
  37. 37 http://www.behance.net/Gallery/Magazine-Work/125104
  38. 38 http://www.graphic-exchange.com/exellence/siscott.htm
  39. 39 http://www.graphic-exchange.com/exellence/siscott.htm
  40. 40 http://www.graphic-exchange.com/exellence/siscott.htm
  41. 41 http://www.graphic-exchange.com/exellence/siscott.htm
  42. 42 http://www.graphic-exchange.com/exellence/siscott.htm
  43. 43 http://www.graphic-exchange.com/exellence/siscott.htm
  44. 44 http://www.graphic-exchange.com/exellence/siscott.htm
  45. 45 http://www.graphic-exchange.com/exellence/siscott.htm
  46. 46 http://www.flickr.com/photos/jmgarrido/3028604199/
  47. 47 http://www.flickr.com/photos/jmgarrido/3028604199/
  48. 48 http://www.behance.net/Gallery/Nokia/84993
  49. 49 http://www.behance.net/Gallery/Nokia/84993
  50. 50 http://www.graphic-exchange.com/exellence/siscott.htm
  51. 51 http://www.graphic-exchange.com/exellence/siscott.htm
  52. 52 http://firetongue8.deviantart.com/art/Inspire-wallpaper-95176146
  53. 53 http://firetongue8.deviantart.com/art/Inspire-wallpaper-95176146
  54. 54 http://lee25.deviantart.com/art/D-G-Vector-and-Drawing-41516669
  55. 55 http://lee25.deviantart.com/art/D-G-Vector-and-Drawing-41516669
  56. 56 http://www.behance.net/Gallery/Decogrunge-Type-Treatment/52665
  57. 57 http://www.behance.net/Gallery/Decogrunge-Type-Treatment/52665
  58. 58 http://www.behance.net/Gallery/Futura/45576
  59. 59 http://www.behance.net/Gallery/Futura/45576
  60. 60 http://www.behance.net/Gallery/Illustrated-type/133204
  61. 61 http://www.behance.net/Gallery/Illustrated-type/133204
  62. 62 http://www.flickr.com/photos/florian_schmucker/345971693/
  63. 63 http://www.flickr.com/photos/florian_schmucker/345971693/
  64. 64 http://www.flickr.com/photos/23381789@N07/2604065463/
  65. 65 http://www.flickr.com/photos/23381789@N07/2604065463/
  66. 66 http://www.behance.net/Gallery/MT-Ornamental-Type-Design/108376
  67. 67 http://www.behance.net/Gallery/MT-Ornamental-Type-Design/108376
  68. 68 http://www.behance.net/Gallery/Typography/128149
  69. 69 http://www.behance.net/Gallery/Typography/128149
  70. 70 http://www.behance.net/Gallery/Word/107437
  71. 71 http://www.behance.net/Gallery/Word/107437
  72. 72 http://lee25.deviantart.com/art/Funkrush-Final-35267348
  73. 73 http://lee25.deviantart.com/art/Funkrush-Final-35267348
  74. 74 http://degodson.deviantart.com/art/i-Love-Art-119101046
  75. 75 http://degodson.deviantart.com/art/i-Love-Art-119101046
  76. 76 http://www.behance.net/Gallery/Plastic-Illusions/135588
  77. 77 http://www.behance.net/Gallery/Plastic-Illusions/135588
  78. 78 http://www.behance.net/Gallery/Leo-Burnett/85464
  79. 79 http://www.behance.net/Gallery/Leo-Burnett/85464
  80. 80 http://www.behance.net/Gallery/Typography/83203
  81. 81 http://www.behance.net/Gallery/Typography/83203
  82. 82 https://www.artyulia.co.uk/
  83. 83 https://www.artyulia.co.uk/
  84. 84 https://www.artyulia.co.uk/
  85. 85 http://www.sumeco.net/
  86. 86 http://www.sumeco.net/
  87. 87 http://www.thinkingwithshakespeare.org/index.php?id=21
  88. 88 http://www.thinkingwithshakespeare.org/index.php?id=21
  89. 89 http://www.behance.net/Gallery/Typography/83203
  90. 90 http://www.behance.net/Gallery/Typography/83203
  91. 91 http://www.behance.net/Gallery/Typography/83203
  92. 92 http://www.behance.net/Gallery/Typography/83203
  93. 93 http://www.behance.net/Gallery/Trust_/53481
  94. 94 http://www.behance.net/Gallery/Trust_/53481
  95. 95 http://www.behance.net/Gallery/Type-Art/146079
  96. 96 http://www.behance.net/Gallery/Type-Art/146079
  97. 97 http://www.behance.net/Gallery/graphic-design-everywhere/109738
  98. 98 http://www.behance.net/Gallery/graphic-design-everywhere/109738
  99. 99 http://www.behance.net/Gallery/DiR/174882
  100. 100 http://www.behance.net/Gallery/DiR/174882
  101. 101 http://www.behance.net/Gallery/Esquire/85462
  102. 102 http://www.behance.net/Gallery/Esquire/85462
  103. 103 http://www.behance.net/Gallery/silk/93372
  104. 104 http://www.behance.net/Gallery/silk/93372
  105. 105 http://www.behance.net/Gallery/key-(i-love-you)/184046
  106. 106 http://www.behance.net/Gallery/key-(i-love-you)/184046
  107. 107 http://www.behance.net/Gallery/Chanel-4--25th-Anniversary-Book/53853
  108. 108 http://www.behance.net/Gallery/Chanel-4--25th-Anniversary-Book/53853
  109. 109 http://www.behance.net/Gallery/Type-(update)/81540
  110. 110 http://www.behance.net/Gallery/Type-(update)/81540
  111. 111 http://psdlearning.com/2008/09/stylish-floral-typography/
  112. 112 http://psdlearning.com/2008/09/stylish-floral-typography/
  113. 113 http://www.psdvault.com/text-effects/create-an-ancient-typography-with-dry-soil-texture-and-floral-brushset-in-photoshop/
  114. 114 http://www.psdvault.com/text-effects/create-an-ancient-typography-with-dry-soil-texture-and-floral-brushset-in-photoshop/
  115. 115 http://psdtuts.com/text-effects-tutorials/create-a-spectacular-grass-text-effect-in-photoshop/
  116. 116 http://psdtuts.com/text-effects-tutorials/create-a-spectacular-grass-text-effect-in-photoshop/
  117. 117 http://abduzeedo.com/super-cool-frilly-bits-typography
  118. 118 http://abduzeedo.com/super-cool-frilly-bits-typography
  119. 119 http://www.gomediazine.com/tutorials/old-school-type-line-gradients/
  120. 120 http://www.gomediazine.com/tutorials/old-school-type-line-gradients/
  121. 121 http://psdtuts.com/tutorials/designing-tutorials/dynamic-recessed-watercolor-typography-in-photoshop/
  122. 122 http://psdtuts.com/tutorials/designing-tutorials/dynamic-recessed-watercolor-typography-in-photoshop/
  123. 123 http://psd.tutsplus.com/tutorials/text-effects-tutorials/how-to-create-a-richly-ornate-typographic-illustration/
  124. 124 http://psd.tutsplus.com/tutorials/text-effects-tutorials/how-to-create-a-richly-ornate-typographic-illustration/

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Aquil Akhter is a web graphic designer and has been working in this field for 8 years. He also runs the blog webdesigncore.com, which focuses on free web resources and inspiration for designers and developers.

  1. 1

    XHTML Candy

    May 23, 2009 11:23 am

    Great list of typography. just awesome.

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    Thanks a lot. Nice Collection.

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    great list, it’s good that you guys keep the standards up for selecting stuff others will spend time viewing, thanks

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    Floris Fiedeldij Dop

    May 23, 2009 12:12 pm

    Sigh, now I will spend another week in ps/cs4 forgetting about the world.

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  5. 5

    I think photos has gone slightly inside from right hand side? i am right? beautiful collection of typography

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    Ida Aalen / @idaAa

    May 23, 2009 12:48 pm

    This isn’t new, its from the 1750s!

    Hehe, joking aside, it really reminds me of “Rosemaling” (lit. ‘rose painting’):

    From the all-mighty Wikipedia:

    “a form of decorative flower painting that originated in the low-land areas of eastern Norway around 1750, when Baroque, Rengeny and Rococo, artistic styles of the upper class, were introduced into Norway’s rural culture.”

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosemaling

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  7. 7

    beautiful work! thanks for sharing.

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  8. 8

    Some nice stuff here, although a few do look very similar to one another and some are just not readable. I particularly like the ones with a 3D shadow effect.

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  9. 9

    W O N D E R F U L L !

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  10. 10

    fan-tas-tic!

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  11. 11

    looks like Sy Scott inspired a trend! he did many of the pieces in there, didn’t he? I know Summer Exhibition is his too.

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    Chris Berry

    May 23, 2009 3:14 pm

    Some are beautiful to behold, but fail completely at communicating a message since they are totally illegible.

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  13. 13

    Beautiful typography! Fav is the “black out” towards the top. Great collection of typography.

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  14. 14

    I must be the only one who was bored at the half way point viewing these. They all look the same, and don’t really excite, unless you love looking at the same floral patterns over and over.

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  15. 15

    I love Yulia Brodskaya’s work!

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    Average Joe

    May 23, 2009 6:18 pm

    I think Tord Boontje started (reinvented) this technique before Sy Scott, then it was used in the demoscene and now everywhere. Amazing stuff, but most of them are really similar.

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  17. 17

    awesome!

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  18. 18

    Agree with nº14. This selection is coming 2 years too late.
    Time to move on folks.

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  19. 19

    Drop the floraluse guys, its a dead trend :)

    Wireless and nature are still nicely done.
    But floral,, nah

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  20. 20

    Simply amazing! Wow!

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  21. 21

    wow – beautiful !

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    Harald Schipper

    May 24, 2009 4:39 am

    Amazing collection! Really love.. wel.. all of them I guess. Especially those by Yulia Brodskaya.

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  23. 23

    Very nice.

    But many of this show the common problem of overdoing it. If you add to much to the text, it becomes unreadable, and the whole point is lost.

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  24. 24

    WoW!
    no matter what media is behind all these.
    it’s stunning.

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  25. 25

    Thoroughly enjoyable post. Fantastic, inspiring collection! Kudos, Aquil Akhter!

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  26. 26

    amazing. so inspirational. now I wan t to go and make my own floral typo.

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  27. 27

    amazing work

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  28. 28

    This reminds me a lot of the calligraphy examples in the Speedball handbook when buying pen points and supplies in my distant youth!

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  29. 29

    I belive it is Leo Burnett not Leo Burnej. Nice list btw.

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  30. 30

    WOW!!! Amazing work!!

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  31. 31

    Great work…beautifull fonts

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    Kate Vickers

    May 24, 2009 4:53 pm

    So beautiful! An inspiration… I’m off to do some of my own design now. ;-)

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  33. 33

    I quick skim through and the one that stands out for me is the twillery. Curled paper design.

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  34. 34

    I am speechless……..

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  35. 35

    I envy :c

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  36. 36

    wow! breathtaking stuff!!!! amazing

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    Quakeulf >:3

    May 24, 2009 11:57 pm

    I feel the neo-hippies glee and drool over this. Oh look, there’s even a peace-sign thrown in there! Love and peace man, love and peace. B3

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  38. 38

    it´s Si Scott, not Sy Scott.
    Look at the new stuff that Si Scott is creating, i think it is way better than his old stuff and he add images of animals also.

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  39. 39

    One of the best posts ever.

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  40. 40

    so 2008

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  41. 41

    very beautiful and inspiring post, I wonder if there are other post on this subject and if there are tutorials to learn a bit…

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  42. 42

    Webdesgin News

    May 25, 2009 2:29 pm

    Inspiring

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  43. 43

    Aaron Mc Adam

    May 25, 2009 6:26 pm

    These are beautiful, though I’m not sure about legibility! lol

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  44. 44

    WOW! very beautiful… is there any tutorial for those?

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  45. 45

    Love this article. Great stuff Smashing!

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  46. 46

    Sid Armstrong

    May 26, 2009 6:04 am

    Thank you for sharing.. Love the “A New Leaf”, and how it just stands with 3D..

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  47. 47

    Cathedral Graphic Design

    May 26, 2009 11:10 am

    Hey, it may be an old trend, but it sure deserves to live on! I love retro floral, art noveau influences et cetera. This post is nice to look at.

    Yes, many of them are impossible to read… it obscures the “message” if the message is anything but ornament; somehow I think that many of these (and the less legible ones) are showing off illustration skill rather than trying to communicate a message – such as “type art.” Yes, we can see it’s art (although the type side is doubtful) without having to read the obscured words…

    Overall, I enjoyed seeing this post, thanks Smashing!

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  48. 48

    Endless Art

    May 27, 2009 12:32 am

    Nice work
    dis is one the best work i have c……. the word cant help me at this time

    ………….

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  49. 49

    This was actually a beautiful collection of typography. They were all great examples of floral typography. Some of them have been circulating for a couple of years, but if they’ve survived that long, they have to have some merit. The one that amazed me the most was “Silk”. I agree with some of the above comments in how the message of some works was obscured by the artwork itself, and were, in fact, overly bearing, but beautiful in the least.

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  50. 50

    Piyush Poddar

    May 27, 2009 10:04 pm

    Absolutely Jaw Dropping!

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  51. 51

    Loads of repeated entries!

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  52. 52

    Wow florals done right. And I normally HATE florals. DO NOT PUT OUT A TUTORIAL on this. Let the kiddies learn the hard way.

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  53. 53

    Great for inspiration!

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  54. 54

    Yeah, pretty boring stuff mostly, and almost all of these look exactly the same.

    Also, just to be pedantic, most of them aren’t floral either, they’re decorative, and none of them serve any purpose.

    Form has to follow function. If you don’t know that, you shouldn’t be designing anything.

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  55. 55

    Nice work, but can I make a suggestion? I think you should link the illustrations to the artist’s website, not to any blog. And many of these illustrations are from Si Scott…

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  56. 56

    I’m in loooove. Fantastic list. I was going to suggest Yulia if you didn’t have her’s, but you do, which makes this list even more awesome. Thanks for sharing!

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  57. 57

    I am a fan of julia brodskaya and her work is exquisite, i love the white materialshe uses in the magic lphoto.

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  58. 58

    Ashely Adams : Sticker Printing

    June 11, 2009 10:49 pm

    What a marvelous list! It’s simply fascinating. Floral designs always come across as enigmatic and have a certain air of mystery and hypnotic beauty about them. I’m sure that some of these designs took a considerable amount of time and effort to be created. But the end-effect more than justifies the hardship! They are beautiful!

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  59. 59

    There all absolutly amazing, im a really big fan of floral patterns and at the moment im completing my gcse art work. I really like how youve done them all!

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  60. 60

    Fascinating ! I’ve got floral typography on my website as well

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  61. 61

    Ida Aalen thanks for the Rosemaling info. Neat stuff :)

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  62. 62

    awesome work !!! I love typo!!

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  63. 63

    I “hate” seeing these kind of post. Why god didnt give me 25% of these people creativity :)

    good post!

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  64. 64

    really awesome one , excellence creativity, if i can do it , great work of creativity.

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  65. 65

    Hi,

    Can anybody give me above Typography Tutorials.

    Plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz Ill be very much thankful to all.

    Thanks

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  66. 66

    Fantastic! I wish if there were any tutorials how did they create floral typography…

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  67. 67

    Awesome collection… I love it :D

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  68. 68

    Badreddine

    May 1, 2011 5:30 pm

    I really like this collection, awesome artworks… Thanks a lot :)

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