Words into shapes - The graphic art of calligram
by Daniele Tozzi
published by Monsa Publishing
Text Eng - Spa | Layout: 18 X 23 cm / Pages: 144 / Cover: Hardcover
This book, the first I ever wrote, is a collection of the best examples from great creatives and designers from allover the world about calligrams. This peculiar graphic art has been used since long long time, calligram is a form of poetry created to be viewed and admired, as well as being read, and stands out given its peculiar typographic layout, as the words are placed to create a picture or other strange designs. Nowadays the use of calligram is more related to graphic design and advertising, but in this book you'll find also examples on how many ways the words can make a shape.
Featured artists: Oscar Wilson, Theosone, Luca Barcellona, Schin Loong, Taras Makar, Patrick Hartl, Glenn Work, Daniele Tozzi, Peter Strain, Said Dokins, El Seed, Opiemme, Mindful Release, Ben Duarri and many many more
Available to buy at monsashop.com
Down below hand made type illustration (calligram) of the book cover. On the left the original draft, on the right the final colored by Photoshop.