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Where could i find type illustrations? Does anyone know a designer who does word illustrations so i could look at the work they have done.
What does this mean?
Here are some examples.
Check out "Bembo's Zoo" - a book and a site:
Also see traditional Arabic calligraphy, which sometimes uses long -and legible- phrases (often from the Qur'aan) to form pictures of various things (including animals). The book "Arabic Script" by Gabriel Mandel Khan has great examples.
Lastly, our Chris Lozos has a penchant for making pictures (such as his own face) out of letters.
Also of note are designs with repeating letters (usually in a circular arrangement) to form patterns, arguably the most famous being Licko's Hypnopaedia:
And then there's a site that dynamically renders snowflakes (although with 8 sides instead of 6) out of phrases that the user types in:
Thanks for the links, they were very helpful. If you or anyone thinks of something else, feel free to post it on here.
Jason E. Lewis’s WordNozzle
Zefrank A to G
Chronotext by Ariel Malka
are you a student? i did them in one of my first few typographic lessons. have you seen Dezcoms image. that is one of them.
and ohyeah, these are good too. check them out
wow Alessandro, Ariel Malka is mind-blowing!
Alessandro, great refs!
Malka reminds of two other things:
1) Maeda's stuff.
2) The NoFont guy (I forget his name - he is/was on Typophile) who -among other things- rendered cityscapes out of letters.
Uh? I can't see any connection between Malka and Maeda.
Maeda has also done "landscapes" made of letters.
BTW, a very notable -if maybe somewhat peripheral- example is the use of
letterforms to draw the simplest possible thing: a line. The two white lines
on Iran's flag are made of repeating text which says "allaahou akbar",
"god is great": http://flagspot.net/images/i/ir.gif _
Is that classy or what.
At least I draw a friend by palatino:
And made some animation by palatino also:
I also respect this russian artist among some modern type artists:
I had forgotten about your cute animation! Very nice to see it again.
Thank you! I am honored you still remember it mr.Hrant.