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Incredible Black and White Typography

I love the use of different colors in design. Designs that use vibrant colors really attract my attention. I’ve definitely done my part in showcasing colorful designs.

Today, we will be focusing on black and white. In the world of design, black and white definitely have their place. Using black and white can definitely add a touch of class as well as a classical element to a design. Just take for instance, black and white movies. Because of the lack of color, these movies automatically generate a classic feel.

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White Link

When using white in design, it signifies purity, innocence, minimalism, as well as a very clean feeling. White definitely goes well with any other color.

Black Link

On the other hand, black just always stands out. The reverse “print”, as some would call it, is very popular in newspaper ads because they attract the most attention. Black is bold, elegant, mysterious, sophisticated, but it can also convey a conservative feeling as well.

“If everything isn’t black and white, I say, why not?”
John Wayne

Let’s take a look at 50 incredible examples of black and white typography.

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

Stop4

Fur5

Wireframe6

Sick7

Aeroplane8

State to State9

Milk10

City11

Tangerine12

Ink13

Papercut14

Fine Lines15

Love16

Tough17

Future Deco18

Black19

Buy Gun20

Bring21

Solid22

Stone23

Vital24

Hi25

Sneak26

Mari27

Salam28

Kulprate29

Lukano30

Izizi31

Lightning32

Love33

Question34

Day35

M36

Sensible37

Snag38

New York39

Superfine40

Love41

Culture

SVSW42

Wash43

Friend44

Blackwood45

Todo46

Okay47

Things48

Look49

Utwory50

Hobo51

Purpose52

In the words of Stefan Kanfer,

“There’s something strange and powerful about black-and-white imagery.”

So what are your thoughts about these typography pieces? Which ones are your favorite and why? Please make sure that you join in on the discussion and leave your thoughts below.

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Footnotes Link

  1. 1 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2009/04/black-and-white-fractals-that-capture-creativity/
  2. 2 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2009/09/beautiful-black-and-white-photography-2/
  3. 3 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2009/12/typography-out-of-this-world/
  4. 4 http://www.behance.net/Gallery/Smoke--Type/40834
  5. 5 http://www.behance.net/Gallery/Type-as-image/142738
  6. 6 http://www.behance.net/Gallery/Type-as-image/142738
  7. 7 http://www.behance.net/Gallery/Assorted-Typograpic-Designs/149641
  8. 8 http://www.behance.net/Gallery/Fonts/144898
  9. 9 http://www.behance.net/Gallery/State-to-State/84052
  10. 10 http://www.behance.net/Gallery/MODa/208831
  11. 11 http://www.behance.net/Gallery/HappyType/231082
  12. 12 http://www.behance.net/Gallery/tangerine/118562
  13. 13 http://www.behance.net/Gallery/Misc-Typography/92669
  14. 14 http://bigds.deviantart.com/art/Paperkut-141273450
  15. 15 http://www.behance.net/Gallery/Assorted-Typograpic-Designs/149641
  16. 16 http://www.behance.net/Gallery/Fonts/144898
  17. 17 http://www.behance.net/Gallery/Typography/46714
  18. 18 http://www.behance.net/Gallery/Fonts/144898
  19. 19 http://www.behance.net/Gallery/BLACK/113757
  20. 20 http://www.behance.net/Gallery/Dont-Belive-the-Type/337133
  21. 21 http://www.behance.net/Gallery/Typography/46714
  22. 22 http://www.flickr.com/photos/jad-graphics/4019106428/sizes/l/
  23. 23 http://www.behance.net/Gallery/Typography/46714
  24. 24 http://www.behance.net/Gallery/TYPOGRAPHY/157991
  25. 25 http://www.behance.net/Gallery/TYPOGRAPHY/157991
  26. 26 http://www.behance.net/Gallery/Fonts/144898
  27. 27 http://www.behance.net/Gallery/Mari-typeface/50871
  28. 28 http://www.behance.net/Gallery/TYPOGRAPHY/157991
  29. 29 http://www.behance.net/Gallery/Typography/46714
  30. 30 http://www.behance.net/Gallery/Fonts/144898
  31. 31 http://www.behance.net/Gallery/Modular-letterings/247246
  32. 32 http://www.behance.net/Gallery/Fonts/144898
  33. 33 http://www.behance.net/Gallery/Lovechild-Typeface/345396
  34. 34 http://chin2off.deviantart.com/art/inject-knowledge-question-mark-68173821
  35. 35 http://www.typographyserved.com/Gallery/LOGOS/49842
  36. 36 http://djmagic0.deviantart.com/art/quot-M-quot-Typographied-v-2-63903433
  37. 37 http://www.typographyserved.com/Gallery/LOGOS/49842
  38. 38 http://www.behance.net/Gallery/Fonts/144898
  39. 39 http://www.behance.net/Gallery/Modular-letterings/247246
  40. 40 http://www.behance.net/Gallery/Fonts/144898
  41. 41 http://www.typographyserved.com/Gallery/LOGOS/49842
  42. 42 http://www.typographyserved.com/Gallery/SVSV/246831
  43. 43 http://www.behance.net/Gallery/Modular-letterings/247246
  44. 44 http://www.typographyserved.com/Gallery/TYPE-EXPERIMENTS/212965
  45. 45 http://www.typographyserved.com/Gallery/TYPE-EXPERIMENTS/212965
  46. 46 http://www.typographyserved.com/Gallery/Dealer-Type%28poker%29face/170083
  47. 47 http://www.typographyserved.com/Gallery/TYPE-EXPERIMENTS/212965
  48. 48 http://www.typographyserved.com/Gallery/Things-Fall-Apart/167998
  49. 49 http://www.typographyserved.com/Gallery/TYPE-EXPERIMENTS/212965
  50. 50 http://www.typographyserved.com/Gallery/Typography-Mix/156727
  51. 51 http://www.typographyserved.com/Gallery/TYPE-EXPERIMENTS/212965
  52. 52 http://www.typographyserved.com/Gallery/Purpose/119650
  53. 53 http://twitter.com/designinformer

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  1. 1

    Jordan Austin

    December 4, 2009 3:00 pm

    Wow, seriously awesome post. You really did a lot of work to to bring these all together. I honestly cannot decide which one I love the best. And I’m so glad you found a lot that I’ve never seen before.

    Great work Jad!

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    @Simon B You’re welcome mate!

    @Bluefaqs Your wish came true. :)

    @Josh Star Thanks Josh. I agree with you. That’s why black and white is always in style.

    @typegoodness I checked out your site and it’s awesome! I’m definitely going to be a regular visitor. By the way, your favorite should be SOLID cause I made that one. :)

    @Joppa Design Peeps You forgot to mention that it was good stuff.

    @Jordan Austin Lot’s of work to gather these but it’s worth it. Thank you for your compliments.

    @vikas ghodke You’re welcome!

    @devildesigner Happy to make your day! :)

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  3. 3

    These truly are ‘incredible’, thank you :o)

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  4. 4

    Pretty awesome collection!! :)

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  5. 5

    An excellent showcase of some very beautiful designs. Black and white does add a vintage feel and it adds a very sophisticated and elegant tone. Some of these designs are also reservedly modernistic Great stuff!

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  6. 6

    Was very inspiring. Super sweet stuff. Loved it. Did I mention it was good stuff? Thanks for sharing!

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    devildesigner

    December 4, 2009 3:14 pm

    I just love it when both the form AND function of type is explored…add a twist such as black and white and you have just gone and made my grey day! well done and thanks!

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  8. 8

    You made a great showcase… love typo and black & white…

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  9. 9

    Great collection ;)
    Added this post in our weekly ‘Best of Web’.

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  10. 10

    Wonderful post I love typography. Great inspiration.

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  11. 11

    Beautiful showcase of B&W Typo. Very interesting and good for inspiration. Thank you for this work.

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  12. 12

    Probably one of the best collections out there! Black and white sure does bring out the important context there is in typography. Not saying color doesn’t. It’s just more striking this way.

    Thanks for posting!

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    • 13

      I agree. With color, a lot of times, we get distracted, but black and white typography simply makes the type to really stand out.

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  13. 14

    beautiful displays of Black & White Typography!

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  14. 15

    B&W will never go out of style. Great collection.

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  15. 16

    Great collection—love it!

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  16. 17

    Nice round up :) Thanks!

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  17. 18

    My favorite was the one in the clouds, excellent collection mate! thanks for sharing! CHAO

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  18. 19

    Great list. Very inspiring!

    Thanks for sharing.

    Stay with God! =)

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  19. 20

    This is the best design article I’ve read in ages!!

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  20. 21

    wow somw great examples, gotta love mono!

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  21. 22

    Amazing typography examples

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  22. 23

    I definitely remember seeing some of those in color… And i couldnt stop thinking that designs were simply inverted for B&W… yet, great collection!

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    • 24

      Actually, I found all of this in black and white. Anyway, if you see the colored links, shoot them over to me. I’d like to see it.

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  23. 25

    Great post, so inspiring!

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  24. 26

    These are all very nice. I’m a big fan of Black and White design but its quite rare to see such a variations like this. For me I prefer the one with only pure black and white (no grey) with the exception of “paper cut” and “black mood” which are very nicely done.

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  25. 27

    thanks for the collection..i like the 3rd one so much

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  26. 28

    Very nice Post!
    Bonito pra kct!

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  27. 29

    I agree. I don’t think color is always necessary in design. Black and White designs that are executed properly are often “timeless.”

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  28. 30

    Great point Manz. Thank you for bringing that up.

    I agree, with reverse “print,” you definitely have want to have better letter-spacing as well as a generous amount of padding.

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  29. 31

    Thanks for doing so. :D

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  30. 32

    Black and White definitely brings a touch of class to a design if executed correctly.

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  31. 33

    That’s cool. Must be a nice shirt then. ;)

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  33. 35

    Great inspiration. Thx!

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  34. 36

    This is so inspiring work, it makes me speachless. Huge respects to the creator :D

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  35. 37

    I love the collection, and your comments about black and white, and its true, they give class and elegance because they make you think of classics, and thats whats classics are about, class and elegance.

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