Thursday, October 13, 2011

A calligram homage to Steve Jobs


Steve Jobs (1955-2011)
Calligram design by Dylan Roscover

Steve,
here is a calligram for you made with the words of your inventions, visions and inspirational thoughts.
With sincere love and gratitude from all of us designers.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

A tribute to women

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.
Enjoy!
Motherhood and pregnancy
Joni James

Donna Summer
Ben Duarri Screen Prince

Oh, Julie
(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


Advertising poster (60s)
Lempereur

Funny Girl - movie poster (60s)


Sunday, January 2, 2011

Have a wonderful trip in 2011!

It was a joy receiving this SMS for best wishes in 2011 from a person who doesn't even know I love calligrams!
And I was surprised to see how the complete calligram of the boat is viewable in my old cellular with a little tiny screen (can you see the scratches?!).

The rest of the message was:
Boarding date: 2011
Destination: Happiness
Luggage: Health, Love and Harmony
Have a wonderful trip!

Very charming best wishes calligram, don't you think? ;-)

Maybe on top of the boat instead of the two L's (in lower case) the artist could put two 1's and the calligram best wishes boat would become even more appropriate for the 2011 best wishes.

We can also call this form of calligram Ascii Art: "a technique that uses computers for presentation and consists of pictures pieced together from the 95 printable (from a total of 128) characters defined by the ASCII Standard...", says Wikipedia.