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Words as Images by Ji Lee

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July 2013′s artist of the month goes to Ji Lee and his Word as Imageproject. You may recall seeing a few of these in the 23 Logos with Hidden Meanings article. Ji Lee was born in Seoul, Korea and raised in São Paulo, Brazil. He currently resides in New York where he works for Facebook as a communication designer.

Ji Lee says he started this project nearly 20 years ago as an assignment in his typography class where students were encouraged to see letters beyond their dull, practical functionality. The challenge was to visualize the meaning of a word, using only the graphic elements of the letters forming the word, without adding any outside parts. Ji says “The challenge was very hard, but the reward of “cracking” a word felt great. So this became a lifelong project for me.” Ji even published a book on this in 2011 called “Word as Image” that contained nearly 100 words. You can follow Ji Lee on Facebook and Twitter.

 

Elevator

Elevator Word as Image Logo by Ji Lee

Horizon

Horizon Word as Image Logo by Ji Lee

Moon

Moon Word as Image Logo by Ji Lee

Gravity

Gravity Word as Image Logo by Ji Lee

Clock

Clock Word as Image Logo by Ji Lee

Christianity

Christianity Word as Image Logo by Ji Lee

Men’s Room

Mens Room Word as Image Logo by Ji Lee

Condom

Condom Word as Image Logo by Ji Lee

Tunnel

Tunnel Word as Image Logo by Ji Lee

Idea

Idea Word as Image Logo by Ji Lee

Vertigo

Vertigo Word as Image Logo by Ji Lee

Inflation

Inflation Word as Image Logo by Ji Lee

Smile

Smile Word as Image Logo by Ji Lee

Tsunami

Tsunami Word as Image Logo by Ji Lee

ill

Ill Word as Image Logo by Ji Lee

Fast Food

Fast Food Word as Image Logo by Ji Lee

Diet

Diet Word as Image Logo by Ji Lee

Capitalism

Capitalism Word as Image Logo by Ji Lee

Parallel

Parallel Word as Image Logo by Ji Lee

Exit

Exit Word as Image Logo by Ji Lee

Homosexuals

Homosexuals Word as Image Logo by Ji Lee

Superstitious

Superstitious Word as Image Logo by Ji Lee

Dali

Dali Word as Image Logo by Ji Lee

Van Gogh

Van Gogh Word as Image Logo by Ji Lee

 

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