Text art or in this case, micrography, as I discovered on gawno.com, is art form created by words, which have been combined in such a way to form representational, figurative art. According to Wikipedia micrography literally means “small writing” and it was a Jewish art developed in the 9th century using small letters to form geometric or representational shapes and figures. Here are just a few featured from various sources, including advertisements on gawno.com, which has fantastic examples. I recall there is even a TV ad, I think for a diabetic monitor or a drug company that uses this art form. I remember it was one of the early art assignments that my art teacher gave me and I created a downhill skiier, because I was really into skiiing at the time. I wonder if I still have that…I thought it was really a cool concept to turn words into art. Now I can see it is a perfect way to combine graphic design and fine art.
Here’s one that I wrote about in my Musical Art Words post some time ago:
But since I’ve posted so many songs by Radio head, I’ll switch to Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters to Kick-Start the weekend, just for fun. But first, a timely typographic video I discovered from TrendHunter using a new type of film technology and an iPad = iPad light painting:
The Pretender by the Foo Fighters I find is a great driving song to scream to (with the windows up, of course) and when you’re stuck in traffic, it helps to get out the frustration.