Designers use bold fonts mainly to emphasize the key messages and essential parts of the content. Print designs can drive the reader's focus on a particular point by using heavier and bigger fonts than the regular type.
Professional print design companies use bold fonts as a tool to aid readers when they're interacting with the design. Printed materials with text-heavy layouts often get skimmed, and bold print designs help convey your message even when readers don't read the full text.
And from a design perspective, they break the monotony in your layout and add variation, making the material more visually attractive.
To show you how it's done, here are 11 perfect examples of print designs with bold fonts that completely transform the overall look and readability of the layout.
Table of Contents
- S/PARK by SOAR NY
- Third Eye Books by Andrei Nicolescu
- Various Objects by Sinhui Teh
- Ecke Magazine by Andrea Parra
- BUZZ Soundart Galerie by Alessia Oertel
- Noren by Proximo Studio
- Vojtech Urbanek by Mario Carpe
- Pro Renovation by Alina Bulyha
- The Tea Tips Bag by WhyNotDesign
- Agence Rinia by Valentin Lachayze
- Formy by Gabriela Klos-Kufel
1. S/PARK by SOAR NY
- Shiseido-inspired typeface
- Modern Japanese aesthetic
- Minimalist and sharp details
S/PARK is a new beauty complex that opens its doors to Japanese customers and global consumers. One look and beauty enthusiasts can instantly recognize the company’s signature historical asset – the distinct Shiseido typeface.
This visual element has been integrated into the brand’s logo and other printed assets like posters, packaging materials, supplies, and whatnot.
Not only does it communicate to the consumers that S/PARK is a part of this giant beauty company, but it also highlights the brand’s Japanese sensibilities and properly introduces it to the global stage.
The typeface for the entire design carries this detail – from the sharp edges to the curled letterings.
Lastly, these print designs stand out with their spectrum of bright colors like red, pink, teal and royal blue (Learn more about the benefits of color psychology).
2. Third Eye Books by Andrei Nicolescu
- Classic Roman typography
- Combination of serif and sans serif fonts
- Futuristic layouts and themes
Third Eye Books is a publishing house headed towards a “different future of publishing.” They focus on promoting new Romanian science-fiction writings that weave cultural disciplines and socio-political questions.
With this brand identity, Andrei Nicolescu created a print design that marries traditional styles with modern beauty.
One of the most prominent elements of this visual masterpiece is the sharp and straightforward brand wordmark. Written in bold Roman typeface, one can quickly grasp the publishing house’s area of specialization.
Plus, it’s a great nod to that timeless typography written in the classics!
Pairing that with a clean and simple sans-serif font gave the print designs a nice modern touch. Every page stands out without straining the reader’s eyes through the clean title pages and single blocks of color with minimal text.
3. Various Objects by Sinhui Teh
- Firmly-packed typography
- Monochromatic image blocks
- Strategic use of whitespace
Various Objects is a self-published book that takes an in-depth look into the ethos of objects influenced by modernism.
In designing the book, Sinhui Teh took the same modernist approach and gave it a more streamlined and contemporary character.
The objects reviewed in the book are presented a la Mondrian – framed in squares and rectangles with defined outlines. They are in a muted monochromatic look, with just a color pop. In between chapters are bright red blank pages, excellent for transitioning and breaking the pages!
Page headlines and important texts are written in all caps and large letters, effectively emphasizing critical information. The designer leveraged the use of negative space through firmly-packed content and sharply-cut text alignments (Know why brand typography matters).
Overall, all pages are legible, and the whitespace helped the visuals stand out.
4. Ecke Magazine by Andrea Parra
- A mix of classic and contemporary fonts
- Big and bold fonts
- Italicized content
Ecke Magazine is a collection of photography and visual culture ideas, dedicated to unleashing every artist's creative potential. It’s the point where artists and trends meet!
For its first issue, Andrea Parra created a print design that looks clean and classic yet fresh and vibrant. If you think those two qualities don’t mesh well together, think again!
The inside pages are populated with full-page titles dressed in various colors. These pages feature one-liner slogans and descriptions, all written in a large serif typeface with capitalized letters. Way to make a bold statement!
The designer paired that with a simple sans-serif font, adding a touch of modernity to the layout. Some titles and even full texts were italicized, too, which did two things for the design: stimulate interest and add sophistication.
5. BUZZ Soundart Galerie by Alessia Oertel
- Straightforward brand messaging
- Distorted imagery
- Dark and neon aesthetic
BUZZ Soundart Galerie is an avant-garde sound exhibition space in Berlin. From the visual and verbal identity to the branding materials, Alessia Ortel designed everything – and the result is glorious.
The print design takes an intriguing and stimulating approach, featuring provocative exhibitors offering a multisensory experience.
For starters, the large, bold, and capitalized letters that read “This Is the End” is enough to create buzz among the viewers. These words and phrases are arranged in a way that forms simple shapes, also serving as signages and pattern systems.
Moreover, the designer used distorted images of angels to follow this straightforward brand messaging. It’s like looking at an acrylic painting in motion – beautiful yet riveting.
And the icing on the cake? The neon green color that pops in pitch-black and bright white themes elevates the whole look!
6. Noren by Proximo Studio
- Zen-inspired typography
- Refreshing color palette
- Minimal text content
Minimalist posters are hard to pull off, especially for events. With little to no details, how are you supposed to attract and entice a crowd?
This poster for Noren, a Lisbon-based collective exhibition, is one great example.
Design agency Proximo Studio took the essence of the exhibit’s theme and translated it into this minimalist yet captivating print design. Noren is a traditional Japanese curtain used to separate living spaces. The designers communicated this through wavy pattern illustrations in refreshing blue gradient color.
It’s the perfect backdrop for such an exquisite and sophisticated exhibition!
On top of this mesmerizing image sits the “Noren” title written in a large and bold sans serif typeface. Below it, we see the essential details like the date and featured artists – no other distracting elements.
That’s how minimalism is done! (See examples of minimalist websites)
7. Vojtech Urbanek by Mario Carpe
- Wide and heavy typeface
- Outlined lettering
- Monochromatic color palette
For Vojtech Urbanek’s new album "Zhasinam Karlin," Mario Carpe designed a monochromatic and dark-themed aesthetic that appropriately highlighted the artist’s distinct style.
The wide and bold font style used for the artist’s name and album title gave the presentation an edgy and modern character. It sets the mood and provides the audience with a nice visual preview of what this album has in store.
Images showcased in the print design reflect that visual language, too. Black-and-white portraits of the artist and silhouette figures in dark alleyways complemented the monochromatic aesthetic.
Everything looks cohesive, from the album CD all the way up to the packaging and other printed collaterals!
8. Pro Renovation by Alina Bulyha
- Neutral colors and muted shades
- Thin and bold font contrast
- Minimalist modern look
If you want to replenish your brand’s visual look and give it a contemporary touch, take some style inspiration from this print design for Pro Renovation by Alina Bulyha.
It’s minimalist, pristine, and professional – perfect for a modern brand!
The typeface features a nice blend of subtlety and boldness. The word “Pro” takes a narrower and more toned-down look to give way to “Renovation,” which takes the spotlight with its broad and bold font style. What a great way to emphasize the brand’s unique proposition!
The brand’s iconic symbol, a stylized letter A, is also incorporated into the printed assets in place of the brand name. This is an excellent visual strategy to create brand recognition. Every time the consumers see this symbol, they’ll be reminded of Pro Renovation.
9. The Tea Tips Bag by WhyNotDesign
- Creative brand name presentation
- Clean geometric outline
- Italicized classic serif font
Developing a powerful brand strategy and applying it to print design often prompts designers to take creative risks. In this case, WhyNotDesign took a massive one for its packaging creation for The Tea Tips Bag, which totally paid off.
Entirely omitting the brand name is a huge risk, but the designers made it work. Unlike other products with logos and brand names clearly displayed, this tea brand only has the word “THE” printed on the bag.
Simple – the brand believes that every bag of tea is worthy of being called "THE," and every tea bag deserves emphasis. From a marketing standpoint, it works! It creates curiosity and makes the consumers fixate on a single word that’s still associated with the brand name.
Brand recall, check!
It also helps that the word is written in a geometric and bold sans-serif font for greater focus.
10. Agence Rinia by Valentin Lachayze
- Clean and sophisticated bold font
- Slightly stretched typography
- Integrated geometric brand icon
Agence Rinia is a web agency based in the southwest of France. To highlight its excellent service quality and competency against other providers, Valentin Lachayze created a visual language that’s fresh, modern, and professional.
The brand name is written in lowercase letters using a bold sans serif font slightly stretched for a more edgy and streamlined look.
With the word “Rinia” displayed loud and clear, it’s easily a scene-stealer!
Along with the wordmark, a symbolic icon combines geometric shapes that form an abstract image of the brand name’s initials. This pattern is integrated into the other brand assets digitally and in print, maintaining cohesiveness and consistency in branding!
11. Formy by Gabriela Klos-Kufel
- Historical references with modern touches
- Clean and clear typography
- Varied alignments and text breaks
In Formy Magazine’s fifth printed issue, history meets contemporary – design magic by Gabriela Klos-Kufel.
This creative direction truly is the best fit for Formy, which brings a collection of articles and studies covering the history of design and addressing the modern-day problems that Creatives face today.
The designer highlighted one key element that elevated the layout: space.
The visuals are in sharply cut frames arranged in a standard boxed layout for a clean and streamlined look.
The headlines are written in a bold Future Mono font by Klim Typefoundry, which looks professional but still has that unique and edgy character. A touch of history and heritage comes with the body text dressed in an elegant Scala Pro font by Martin Majoor.
Additionally, the short text breaks brought more space to the layout and made the content easier to read despite the small fonts. The unfixed alignments also cut through the monotony in design without looking too messy!