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”.