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:http://www.bemboszoo.com/
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:http://emigre.com/EF.php?fid=98
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:http://www.typeflake.com/
Thanks for the links, they were very helpful. If you or anyone thinks of something else, feel free to post it on here.
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.http://typophile.com/user/3135
and ohyeah, these are good too. check them outhttp://www.lycettebros.com/notmytype/nmt02.htm
Jason E. Lewis’s WordNozzlehttp://www.aalab.net/projects/ActiveText
Zefrank A to Ghttp://www.zefrank.com/alphabet.html
Chronotext by Ariel Malkahttp://www.chronotext.org
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:http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/26568951/
And made some animation by palatino also:http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/26776556/
I also respect this russian artist among some modern type artists:http://russoturisto.deviantart.com/gallery/
I had forgotten about your cute animation! Very nice to see it again.
Thank you! I am honored you still remember it mr.Hrant.