Wowsers, here we are and 2016 is just over halfway done already. Whatever your design goals for the year are or were, we hope you’re well on the way to achieving them. If you’re a typography-loving designer, this article might help you out. We’ve collected 10 type and lettering trends for you to try over the coming months. Take a look, and let us know how you go in the comments below.
First and foremost, 2016 has been the year of beautiful watercolor type. You’ve seen it everywhere from Instagram posts to t-shirt slogans to wedding invitations. The theme here is laidback and luscious, with bits of color or just black and white.
Sea-Salt (below) is a great choice to get started with this on-trend type look:
There was a day on the web when all typography had to be tiny. Not anymore. These days full-screen images and big, bold type are much more common. And when done well they can look splendid. Start with an uncompromising, proud typeface like Hudson (below):
Authenticity is a big must for most brands these days. And one way to offer up a bit of that authentic vibe is to employ some hand-crafted type. The heartfelt nature of handmade lettering connects with most customers, so it’s worth a shot. Typefaces like Reusk, in the bundle below, are an excellent starting point:
Sometimes it’s nice to be clean and minimal. In other occasions, it’s fun to go all out and craft some type with lots of embellishments and detail. When that ornate, swirl-filled style is what you’re going for, try Anthem, below:
On the opposite end of the spectrum, sometimes the job calls for a no-nonsense, straight up and down typeface that’s legible and likeable. Naive Line Sans (below) is a hand-drawn font that lets you get a good handle on this popular style:
Strong, geometric, and essential is how the creator of Lorano (below) describes his typeface. And who could argue? All-caps typefaces in gigantic point sizes look beautiful when splashed across a full-screen responsive site.
There’s always a place for clean and clear, but sometimes you’ve just got to dirty things up and go grungey. This look goes well with textures, rough edges, and distorted lettering. You can try creating it all by yourself from scratch, or you can save yourself some time with something like the Whiskey Font collection (below):
Lastly, this wouldn’t be a list about 2016 type trends without including one script typeface on the list. Watercolor and flourishy fonts (above) sometimes go with a hand-drawn letterform style, but there’s no shortage of beautiful typefaces here at Creative Market to satiate your script needs. Crystal Sky (below) is light, airy and positive, and the perfect typeface to get your designs looking terrific:
Story of Yellow Lime is a lovely Font Duo. The script comes with alternative letters. Very suitable for book covers, stationery, greeting cards, posters. Also with their help, you can create a logo or beautiful postcard and more!
What you get?
Yellow Lime: Hand lettered calligraphy-type script, with alternative letters [OTF, TTF, WOFF and WOFF 2];
Yellow Lime Display: Cute and charming uppercase font [OTF, TTF, WOFF and WOFF 2];
Doodle Elements: Perfect addition to the fonts [ Ai, EPS and PNG];
After a long break we decide to continue with our Vintage Text Effects series and we are happy to present you Volume 6! This is the best set we made so far but we will release 4 more in the near future!
Very easy to use. Replace the text in seconds via smart object layers. See instructions for more info! Works with text, vector shapes or any kind of shape really. Editable text. All fonts used are free to use or free for personal use. The links for the fonts are in the Help file located in the main download. But you can use any fonts you want!
We improved a lot of stuff with this new set! The presentation is a lot better and we can show you a lot more examples thanks to the fact that we can upload more than 5 images now. We included a new PDF file with a lot of useful instructions. You will also find preview images in the download and the overall look and quality of the text effects and the graphics is now better.
This bundle featues our 5 awesome logo creation kits and 4 free bonus logo sets, and not just any sets but some of our best selling ones! The regular price of all of the items included is 120$ and you can buy all together for only 39$!
Create stunning logos using the 900+ elements and the 100+ suggested fonts or edit the logos that are already included! You have more than 200 to choose from! We tried to make the bundle as complete as possible and we will update it in the future.
You can do even more than logos using this bundle! Using the Monogram edition kit you can also make stunning patterns and backgrounds (see the presentation images) or very complex illustrations. With the Calligraphy kit you can make a lot of calligraphic elements to include in prints or web banners. Or you can combine elements from all the sets to create awesome illustrations or typography.
Items included in this bundle:
NEW! - Logo Creation Kit Vol.5 - 19$ Regular Price
Logo Creation Kit - 19$ Regular Price
Logo Creation Kit - Monogram Edition - 19$ Regular Price
Calligraphy & Logo Creation Kit - 19$ Regular Price
Logo Creation Kit Vol.4 - 19$ Regular Price
Free Vintage Logos Set 1 - 6$ Regular Price
Free Vintage Logos Set 2 - 6$ Regular Price
Free Vintage Logos Set 3 - 6$ Regular Price
Free Retro Badges Set 1 - 6$ Regular Price
800 vector elements
All 800 elements are in AI and PSD formats
All elements (300+) from the Logos Creation Kit (original version) are also included as PSD shapes - CSH File
50 Photoshop styles from the Logo Creation Kit Vol.4 (Instructions - how to install included)
50 Photoshop styles from the Logo Creation Kit Vol.5 (Instructions - how to install included)
100+ Premade logos made with the creation kits
90 premade typography logos with 100+ suggest fonts for you to use
10 vector texture - AI & EPS Files
Textures also included as 3000x2000px, 300dpi, PNG files
Textures also included as Photoshop Brushes - ABR File
6 JPG Backgrounds/patterns made with the Monogram edition kit
8 JPG Textures backgrounds from the Logo Creation Kit vol.4 (3500x2500px, 300dpi)
50 JPG seamless pattern images from Logo Creation Kit vol.5 (1000x1000px 300dpi)
50+ PNG watercolor and coffee stains elements
30 PNG objects and animals (see Logo Creation Kit vol.5 for details)
20+ Premade decorations & frames
The 20 premade decoration & frames are included in AI, PSD & EPS formats
The logos are included as AI, PSD and EPS formats
More than 100 suggested font links
Free or free for personal use fonts
Font links included
Other Features and important notes:
The Monogram kit includes 80 premade vector elements