Photography is a key element of many designs; but some designers take photos to a new level of awe-inspiring in their layouts.

These examples, from across magazine, poster and brand design, show how photography and graphic design can interact to create stunning results. Find your next photographic inspiration here…


1. OSESP Posters 


Art director Bruno Landi integrates portrait and cityscape photography with romantically scripted text to celebrate the new season of the Orquestra Sinfônica do Estado de São Paulo (Symphony Orchestra of São Paulo).

Layered gradients and opacities allow the elements to work seamlessly together, with no single image or type dominating the design.

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Design: Bruno Landi

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2. Evolution Posters by Retoka


Barcelona-based designer Retoka teams dramatic dance photography with subtle, hip type design in complementary colors to give these posters an other-worldly, ethereal look.

Design: Retoka

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3. Various by Bryan J Nanista


Bryan is a master at integrating typography with sweeping, dramatic photography to create layouts that always jump out at you.

Try pairing landscape photos with jaunty type design, or allowing the shape of portrait photos to dictate the placement of text to imitate the look of some of Bryan’s work.

Design: Bryan J Nanista

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4. Dansem Officina Branding 


French art director Valentin Breyne gives a lesson in editing photography to make it an integral part of a graphic design layout.

For Marseille dance festival L’Officina Valentin produced a series of materials, including programmes and business cards, each featuring underwater-shot photography set alongside minimal graphic shapes and type.

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Design: Valentin Breyne

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Discover even more fantastic design inspiration here, or learn how to create your own photographic magazine layouts with InDesign.


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