… are who use 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
Guillaume Apollinaire created the calligram Le bouquet for the catalog cover of his friends’ art exhibition: Peintures de Léopold Survage. Dessins et aquarelles d’Irène Lagut. - Paris, 21-31 janvier 1917.
The original publication seems to be a very rare treasure for visual poetry: 12 calligrams, printed in facsimile after drawings by Apollinaire, never before published.
Today, March 8th 2011, is the centenary celebration of the International Women's Day(1911-2011).
We honor this special day with a gallery of calligrams where the woman, her beauty, strength, passion and force of nature are the main subjects.
Motherhood and pregnancy Joni James
Donna Summer Ben Duarri Screen Prince
(detail of the poster for the theatrical show "Il Blues di Malaussene") Laura Ruggeri
2010 Summer sale season campaign La Rinascente
Calligram portrait Leslie Nichols
"Go out"Advertisement for Woman's Day Magazine, 1953. All rights reserved. Federico Gene Advertising poster (70s) Vichy Water