Calligrammes

What is are calligrammes?

“calligram is a word or piece of text in which the design and layout of the letters creates a visual image related to the meaning of the words themselves.” form the Oxford dictionary

The reason I’m looking into these is due the Artist Library at the V&A and one of the books had them in it but all in French. This really interested me so decided to do some research.

Below I’m going to add some images of calligrammes that I like.

While researching I came across a french guy who had done many Calligrammes by Guillaume Apollinaire who was artist work we saw at the V&A. Here are of his work.

These were very interesting however this somehow could be incorporated into my designs and ideas.

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