Graphic print T-Shirts have always been about making a statement and words are a powerful tool in creating designs that can convey a strong message. Typography T-Shirt designs can not only be visually creative but can carry messages that evoke emotions such as joy or fear, make you laugh or cry, cringe or gasp. Think snarky quotes, expletives, ironic one-word musings, political views, puns or just plain silly slogans created from custom typefaces turning words into art.
Typographic T-Shirt designs are always trending in one form or another, from subtle to bold, handwritten to digital, elegant to messy (and everything in between). Typography styling is beginning to explore more creative and experimental directions using 3D rendering techniques, futuristic lettering, hand drawn bespoke fonts, extreme color, nostalgic flash backs and even typography that interacts with other design elements. Type is even pushing images aside, positioning itself as the new prominent feature in many T-Shirt print compositions.
Check out our 9 hottest typography trend picks.
1- GRADIENT TYPOGRAPHY
Bold and vivid gradients add instant impact to typography design, drawing immediate attention to the message and bringing flat designs to life.
2- COMIC TYPOGRAPHY
Quirky and playful typography created from illustrated and comic elements designed to put a smile on your face.
3- FLORAL TYPOGRAPHY
Combining floral design and typography to create beautiful blooming designs. Delicate calligraphy or robust typefaces are blended creatively through imaginative masking or layering.
4- STREET ART TYPOGRAPHY
Street art has always been about making a strong statement with powerful expression, distinct styling and bold color. Graffiti is a style of typography that's scribbled, sprayed, painted and carefully crafted for maximum impact.
5- RETRO FLASHBACK TYPOGRAPHY
Nostalgia for the 80’s & 90’s typography is characterised by extravagant, colourful and creative typography design. These decades have some of the most distinctive typography styles inspired by film, music and pop culture.
6- SWEET AS TYPOGRAPHY
These designs are good enough to eat. Deliciously sweet typography designs inspired by sugar coated treats to create fun and quirky T-Shirt designs.
7- NEON GLOW TYPOGRAPHY
Think waves of light, intergalactic themes, neon bright colors, dark backgrounds, grid design, distinctive retro neon typography, 3D graphics, palm trees, sunsets and fantasy content.
7- MOTIVANTIONAL TYPOGRAPHY
Turning motivational and inspirational quotes into T-Shirt designs with strong and varied font combinations finished with a vintage filter.
7- PATTERN FILL TYPOGRAPHY
Pattern is used to transform typography designs. It provides an easy, stylish way to integrate pattern and text, creating the illusion of depth and giving you the opportunity to emphasize the message by moving it forward or backward in the design.
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