Typography Prints For Sale

Discover our collection of typography prints for sale or available to rent today. Whether you are looking for a typography print for your home or maybe your workplace, we have hand-selected a wide range of prints for purchase, so you are sure to find something you love. If you are not sure where to start, why not explore our realistic, illustrative or figurative typography prints?

Rebecca Mason combines text with neon lights to create striking images which comment on life’s big issues. Mason injects dry humour and wit into her pieces through topics such as love, money or culture, to create thought provoking works.

Ursula Hitz creates maps of world cities using place names and her own fonts. The words jostle together to create visually mesmerising pieces which appear to grow and move in the same way as cities do.

About Typography

Since the invention of mechanic movable type printing by Johannes Gutenberg in 1439, typography has served both a functional and artistic purpose. Its functional definition is simply the style and appearance of printed matter. Yet, as an art form, the procedure of selecting, arranging and printing type allows artists to play with space, form and meaning.

The art of typography flourished during the industrial revolution and continues to evolve throughout the digital revolution. Typography and graphic design are closely related, yet the original design of typefaces was once considered an art form of its own.

History of Typography

Typography is the art of creating the letters which make up a font and which result in the overall typeface. Since Guttenberg created the first typeface, Blackletter, in the 1400s, font styles have evolved with cultural trends.

William Morris, a pioneer of the English Arts and Crafts Movement, was an advocate of craftsmanship and rejected mass-production. As a reaction to the poor quality of modern printing he set up his own printing press in 1888. His Kelmscott Press used an old hand press and popularised his decorative and sinuous style typeface.

Additionally, one of the most popular typefaces which is still used today is Helvetica and was designed by Max Miedinger in 1957, as a return to minimalism. With increased access to a vast variety of typefaces, the art of typography shifted towards the art of composition.

Modern Typography

Typography has been popular in many modern art movements, such as Dada, Futurism and Pop Art. Typography allowed artists to take words from everyday life and manipulate their meaning through the art of arrangement.

Filippo Tommaso Marinetti was the chief proponent for the Futurist movement. His Futurist Manifesto called for a revolution ‘directed against what is known as typographic harmony of the page’. In turn, he deconstructed traditional linear writing by scattering only nouns across the page and conveying meaning through size, weight and placement.

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    LETRASET: Microgramma BLACK by Egle Saka

    LETRASET: Microgramma BLACK

    Prints - 136x96 cmRent for $80 /mo
    Lenox Lounge by JonOne

    Lenox Lounge

    Prints - 50x50 cm
    Map of NYC by Ursula Hitz

    Map of NYC

    Prints - 38x38 cm
    The Storm by JonOne

    The Storm

    Prints - 87x68 cm
    Take Art for the Heart by Tom Phillips

    Take Art for the Heart

    Prints - 54x40 cmRent for $80 /mo
    Mars And Back by Lauren Baker

    Mars And Back

    Prints - 100x100 cm
    Black Lives Matter by C-A Halpin

    Black Lives Matter

    Prints - 42x30 cm
    Storm by JonOne

    Storm

    Prints - 70x50 cm

    Love Lines

    Prints - 50x70 cmRent for $60 /mo

    Yes

    Prints - 38x25 cmRent for $76 /mo

    Lucky Pound

    Prints - 60x60 cm

    Map of San Francisco

    Prints - 56x76 cm

    Venus And Back

    Prints - 100x100 cm

    Take Me As I Am

    Prints - 46x60 cm

    IT'S TIME (Mini)

    Prints - 50x50 cm

    Monsters Of The Universe

    Prints - 104x102 cm

    Fortune's Told

    Prints - 50x35 cm

    Chrome

    Prints - 76x55 cm

    Map of Paris

    Prints - 56x76 cm

    I Do Believe

    Prints - 70x50 cm

    'Hampstead Excursion'

    Prints - 100x63 cm

    Your Job

    Prints - 102x76 cm

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