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Words as Images by Ji Lee



Whenever we read a news story, book, letter, or any other form of text our brain relates specific words with previously seen images. By accessing our past memories, like a hard drive, our brain is able to create a visual illustration simply out of words. Taking this one step further, Ji Lee eliminates the need for our brain to do this process. Ji Lee takes popular words and brings them to life by adding a sense of character, fun and playfulness to them.

“When we were children, letters were like fun toys. 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.” – Ji Lee

Today we will feature creative examples from Ji’s book titled “Word As Image.” This book showcases nearly 100 examples of his own personal witty designs, plus he also provides some great insights and tips on how you can create your own words as images.

“This project started nearly twenty years ago as an assignment in my typography class at art school. Students were encouraged to see letters beyond their dull, practical functionality. We played with their unique shapes and tinkered with their infinite possibilities. The challenge was hard, so the reward of “cracking” a word felt great. This became a lifelong project for me.” – Ji Lee

Anyone can create a word as image. It doesn’t require any design or drawing skills. All you need is a little creative thinking and to see words and letters in a different way. Enjoy!

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 Words as Images by Ji Lee

Igor Ovsyannykov

Igor Ovsyannykov is a 23 year old geek, blogger, and designer. He mostly spends his time working here and sharing resourceful knowledge with others. He also enjoys weight lifting, hanging out with friends, and losing his mind to progressive house music. If you would like to reach him, send him an email to inspirationfeed@yahoo.com

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11 Comments

  1. Graeme Voigt says:

    WOAH!

    POSSIBLY THE MOST AWESOME THING I HAVE EVER SEEN!!!
    I have a love for logo’s and typography – this is an amazing mix!

  2. Very interesting tutorial.Thank you!

  3. Tolzoh says:

    this gives me a lot of ideas…loved them all btw..

  4. Excellent! Thanks for sharing.

  5. Richard says:

    C0°L (did you see what I did there !!!)

  6. Aidy says:

    The Dali mustache is very clever! Also the condom is worth a giggle.

  7. Habibies says:

    Mind blowing :)))

  8. These are so great! <3 the !dea Thanks for sharing them.

  9. Andrew says:

    I had to go through them twice to appreciate them.

  10. Thank you for your reply. I enjoyed reading the message and the other photos of of Ji Lee’s work. Thank you for visiting my blog! Come back any time, I’d love to have you.

  11. Ekaterina says:

    Absolutely genius…

    Thanks for the great design lesson!

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