A digg about optical illusions inspired me to look further into the wonderful world of calligrams. And I was glad I did. Here are the pretty results of my discoveries (courtesy of digg user YouKnowWho).
What is a calligram?
A calligram is a poem (though can also be a phrase or single word) in which the typeface or handwriting forms an important part of the focus. Indeed, it is a visual manifestation of themes presented aurally and textually. Guillaume Apollinaire is a famous calligram writer. - Wikipedia
Calligrams are also closely related to another form of visual art known as concrete poetry or visual poetry.
Warning! Pretty pictures popping up next!
Veja Campaign Pictures from Veja Magazine - Get Both Sides Campaign @ Teo.eSuper
Bin Laden - Dead or Alive
Bush - Peace or War
Saddam - Threat or Pretext
Castro - Tirany (Tyranny) or Freedom
Victory or Defeat
Bomb or Bluff
Suicide or Right to die
Heal or Sin
Mix of calligrams
designed and typeset by Laura Ruggeri
Calligram Ant by ~Inky-la-reve
Calligrammes by Guillaume Apollinaire @ Computer generated poetry and visual arts