Calligraphy artist Ji Lee’s brilliant project “Word As Image”

When we see words only to see through them and get to the meaning hiding behind. Calligraphy artist Ji Lee thinks there is more to the words than that and shows it with his project Word As Image.

20 years ago in Lee’s typography class at art school, he began seeing the potential of the different use of letters.

“When we were children, letters were like fun toys,” says Lee. “We played with them through our building blocks. We colored them in books. We danced and sang along with TV puppets while learning C was for “cookie.” Soon, letters turned into words. Words turned into sentences. Sentences turned into thoughts. And along the way, we stopped playing with them and stopped marveling at A through Z.”

Here are some illustrations of Ji Lee project Word As Image.

VAN GOGH
VAN GOGH
Tunnel
Tunnel
Gravity
Gravity
HoRIZoN
HoRIZoN
SUPERSTITIOUS
SUPERSTITIOUS
MOoN
MOoN
parallel
parallel
FAST FOOD
FAST FOOD
ELEVATOR
ELEVATOR
CONDOM
CONDOM
CLoCK
CLoCK
EXIT
EXIT
DALI
DALI
KIM KARDDASHAIN
KIM KARDASHIAN
BEIJING
BEIJING
PAIN
Putin
TRUMP
TRUMP
SELFIE
SELFIE
Climate Change
Climate Change

 

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