18 Clever Illustrations Of Words Using Their Meaning In The Design

November 21, 2014

Ji Lee started this project nearly twenty years ago as an assignment in a typography class at art school. Students were encouraged to see letters beyond their dull, practical functionality. The challenge is to visualize the meaning of a word, using only the graphic elements of the letters forming the word, without adding any outside parts.

See if you can figure them all out!

words as images
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words as images
Ji Lee / Facebook

words as images
Ji Lee / Facebook

words as images
Ji Lee / Facebook

words as images
Ji Lee / Facebook

words as images
Ji Lee / Facebook

words as images
Ji Lee / Facebook

words as images
Ji Lee / Facebook

words as images
Ji Lee / Facebook

words as images
Ji Lee / Facebook

words as images
Ji Lee / Facebook

words as images
Ji Lee / Facebook

words as images
Ji Lee / Facebook

words as images
Ji Lee / Facebook

words as images
Ji Lee / Facebook

words as images
Ji Lee / Facebook

words as images
Ji Lee / Facebook

words as images
Ji Lee / Facebook

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