Basically typography is an art, where an arranging of words or letters happens. The arrangement of letters or types are being done by selecting typeface, the sizes of each font, the spaces and few more. Also the type is being design or modify. Usually it is being done by illustration technique by the art directors, graphic designers and typographers.
Based on Steph "Typography is much more than just graphic design or illustration with some text thrown in. It’s an art form in itself that combines carefully chosen and arranged fonts with visual elements, sometimes as a relatively straightforward communication device and sometimes as artistic expression. These 15 examples of typography artwork embody a broad variety of techniques and styles, but they’re all brilliant."
Below are few types of typography :
|The shape of the bottle is used to symbolize the letter "F" By Ivan Saavedra from Munich|
|Another example of Ivan typography work|
Its really creative and amazing how a person can make a letter out of the shape of a chair or a shape of anything that exists. It gives me the encouragement of trying to do things like this in my study.
Reference link: http://www.typographyserved.com/ & http://weburbanist.com/2009/05/10/the-art-of-words-15-creative-typography-artworks/