This week we are crushing on the Word as Image series by graphic designer Ji Lee. Lee uses the letters of words to mirror their meanings, which are understood as images. We love Lee’s imagination with the words as images. More about this project can be found @ pleaseenjoy.com.
The images have been complied into a very clever and thought provoking book. The book’s description has a designer challenge, so for all our followers here it goes:
Challenge: Create an image out of a word, using only the letters in the word itself.
Rule: Use only the graphic elements of the letters without adding outside elements.
Word as Image invites you to see letters beyond their utilitarian dullness. It’s about discovering the magic behind the unique shapes and infinite possibilities of letters and words. This book showcases nearly 100 of Ji Lee’s head-scratching word images, along with tips to help you create your own and share them atwww.wordasimage.com.
Ji Lee is a designer and frequent contributor to the New York Times whose work has been featured on ABC World News and in Newsweek, Wired, the Guardian, the Huffington Post, and Boing Boing, among others. A former creative director at Google, he is now a creative director at Facebook.