Previously, we talked about the types of textures available in visual design. Did you know that you can experiment with textures and typography? These designs are literally everywhere – from store fronts to sign boards and posters all around you.
Using Texture In Typography
Whether you’re going for a 2D or 3D look, textures help give your lettering a visual boost. Depending on the style you’re going for – retro, grunge, or watercolor, for example – use texture in design to update your digital visuals.
Look at this contemporary 3D acrylic styled typography above, accompanied by a watercolor textured background. It’s a modern and fun take on a vibrant visual. There’s a neat connection between pairing texture with typography. Texture lends an appeal to typography, whether it’s a plain sans serif, or a flamboyant script. Not sure what I mean? Explore these creative examples below.
Typography With A Chalkboard Texture
Check out this mini collection of realistic chalkboard visuals below by creative contributor Anna Kozlenko. The surrounding art definitely compliments the paired typography and overall texture. Note the great pairing of two different font styles that went into creating this ready-to-use poster.
And check out this adorable seafood menu with a chalkboard feel by 123RF contributor marchie. The seafood art has great detail that compliments the menu design in neat yet creative placements. Are you looking for similar stock vector illustrations? Be sure to explore more of their creative works in their portfolio collection.
Pen And Brush Script Texture
Ever received a token of appreciation letter from one of your subscriptions that offers you a free gift in return for your continuous patronage? When designing, keep in mind that stylized, handwritten typography offers a personalized touch to the viewer. That’s why cursive and calligraphy scripts are often used in visuals offering complimentary gifts from corporate companies, for instance. Not sure what else you can use them for? Think about luxury hotel cards and custom-made, elegant stationery. 🙂
The type-based logo above created with a brush texture is a creative take on an otherwise common visual style. Just by looking at it, a viewer can tell that the company is most likely a creative or artist studio. Texture enhances your design too, and gives the viewer a hint of what it’s all about.
Pairing Typography With Textured Graphics
Looking pretty 3D and like it’s about to come to life, the vector illustration below is a great, almost realistic composition. Any second now, it’s going to get immersive and emerge from your screen… these are the types of creative vector content contributor vikayatskina creates. With a bright color set and stunning creative displays, get inspiration from their 123RF portfolio!
Creative contributor Maria Martyshova also creates beautiful typography paired with floral textures and patterns. Using vivid colors to pack a punch, pairing them with dynamic patterns and trendy feminine art are part of her stock vector arsenal. If you’d love to see more, check out her portfolio for more vibrant content.
Typography With Watercolor Textures
Pastel-hued and appealing to the eye, type with watercolor textures have been a huge hit when it emerged in the design scene. Pairing watercolor textures with typography has also been a popular go-to choice for most designers. It’s a dynamic style that offers an airy, relaxed vibe in any design. Run a Google search on watercolor typography and you’ll find a ton of tutorials on how to make your own. But if you’d rather skip the hassle, try out these brilliant ones below or search our stock content library. Hint: check out the portfolio of contributor Galina Nikolaeva for their creative collection.
Visual design is always interesting and fun to play around with during the creation process. You’ll basically learn as you go along, and pick up a few different visual styles on the way. Experiment with your own art style and begin your designing journey! If you’re looking for an easy creative tutorial to follow, check out this gradient overlay one using Pixlr X.