Words + Pictures: Calligrams
Lettering become images. A blend of illustrationm handwriting and calligraphy.
Words & Pictures: Calligrams
When words merge with the shape of an image it is called a calligram. In a calligram I design the text to become the object. Very tricky. The challenge is always to keep some integrity to the letters while they bend and twist to form a shape. Calligrams can be traditional and elegant, created with delicate calligraphic forms, or they can go wild and expressive. They can stand alone, created entirely with letters, or collaborate with photographic elements or illustrative lines. Done with bold or expressively ornate flourishes they refer back to the tattoo tradition, and have an edgy but retro feeling that makes a very personal statement.