Jan 17, 2012  •  In Art/Design, Books, Fonts, Geek

Word as Image

I am loving the Word as Image project and the accompanying book. Started 20 years ago as an assignment in typography class in art school, Ji Lee creates images out of words by contorting the letters that form the word itself.

Anyone can create a word as image. It doesn’t require any design or drawing skills. All you need is a little creative thinking and to see words and letters in a different way. The dictionary is filled with thousands of fun visual puzzles just waiting to be solved.

Now that I think about it, I can recall that I learned the word “parallel” — which happens to be one of the words pictured below — by remembering the three parallel lines embedded within the word, just as Lee illustrates.

Can you think of any other “word as image” examples? Join in on the conversation at the Word as Image Facebook Page!

Via My Modern Met.

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2 Responses to “Word as Image”

  1. Brooke says:

    OH MY GOODNESS! We did these in my first graphic design class and I loooooved it. It was my favorite project. My words were:

    EMASCULATED – and I cut off the middle line on the “m” and made it fall away

    CLOVEN – and made the V look like a goat hoof

    love this! makes me want to think up some more…

  2. I love these. I remember seeing logic problems like these as a kid.

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