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Monday, October 01, 2007

Fun with Calligrams - Pictures or Words?

A 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 ).

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. -


Calligrams are also closely related to another form of visual art known as or .

Warning! Pretty pictures popping up next!

Veja Campaign Pictures from


Bin Laden - Dead or Alive
Bin Laden - Dead or Alive

Bush - Peace or War
Bush - Peace or War

Saddam - Threat or Pretext
Saddam - Threat or Pretext

Castro - Tirany (Tyranny) or Freedom
Castro - Tirany (Tyranny) or Freedom

Victory or Defeat
Victory or Defeat

Bomb or Bluff
Bomb or Bluff

Suicide or Right to die
Suicide or Right to die

Heal or Sin
Heal or Sin


designed and typeset by Laura Ruggeri

Mix of calligrams designed and typeset by Laura Ruggeri


Calligram Ant by ~Inky-la-reve


Calligrammes by Guillaume Apollinaire

 

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