Words on their own

February 19, 2013 § Leave a comment

When words and letters acquires a life of their own. Ebon Heath liberates the letters from their frame, the printed page and creates laser-cut sculptures of the letters, giving them a three-dimensional existence with which viewers can actually interact.  His typography sculptures, called Stereo.type, become a magical transformation of the written word into what he describes as a “new language of physical type.”EbonHeath1

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For the love of words

January 18, 2013 § 1 Comment

And not your basic, everyday words. Words that sound beautiful. Words that describe complex feelings or situations. Ancient words and neologisms. Words that exist for the benefit of word-lovers. Otherwordly is a tumblr that collects the most particular words from languages around the world. Here is a small anthology.

palinoia

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The hardly spoken words

July 10, 2012 § Leave a comment

The difficult words, the unusual words: all these words that are rarely spoken and whose meaning we cannot even imagine. Designers James and Michael Fizgarald, the illustration duo from Ireland, also known as The Project Twins, have ‘gathered’ all these words that are rarely spoken and managed to visually explain them.

Acersecomic: a person whose hair has never been cut.

Zugzwang: a position in which any decision or move will result in problems.

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Inspiring words

May 23, 2012 § Leave a comment

A man’s wisdom in just one sentence. Clearly spoken and beautifully designed by Max Temkin, who in his project entitled Maxistentialism creates a set of Philosophy posters inspired by some of the most influential philosophers.

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Erased words

February 7, 2012 § Leave a comment

Just erase: words, commas, sentences to reveal the true emotion and find poetry. Newspaper Blackout, a Tumblr blog of Austin-based artist and writer Austin Kleon (included in TIME magazine’s list of the  30 Must-See Tumblr Blogs) creates”blackout poetry” just by blacking out unwanted text with a permanent marker and revealing new and shorter versions of poetic expression.

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Lorizzle sheezy dolizzle boom shackalack amet, funky fresh yippiyo you son of a bizzle

November 18, 2011 § Leave a comment

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Nunc malesuada, est at varius faucibus, nisl massa suscipit velit, in pharetra nulla neque eu tellus.

Don’t tell me that you haven’t come across with these absurd Latin words? Lorem ipsum text is a placeholder text, used in graphic design to show how a web page/a mock up will look with real words once completed. It derives from sections 1.10.32–3 of Cicero’s De finibus bonorum et malorum and makes no sense at all.

However, it seems that designers and other internet professionals got bored with the classic dummy text and new word generators pop up more and more often. Well, there is a text version for every taste.

Here is the gangsta version:

If you prefer a meatier approach:

A sweeter one:

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Word as image

October 12, 2011 § Leave a comment

The great challenge: to ‘create an image out of a word, using only the letters in the word itself and their graphic elements without adding outside elements’. That was what Ji Lee, former Creative Director at Google Creative Labs (we first met him here), did in his new book Word as Image. Have a first look of his work in this wonderfully animated video:

You can find his book here.

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