Creative graphic designer Arun Raj from India created a series of illustrations explaining the meaning of different words. Its a fun typography project with clever illustrations that are easy to understand.
He inspired this idea when he came across the book “The Alphabet and Elements of Lettering” which analyzes the alphabet and compares letters to human organisms.
We have heard these memorable sayings like “A good sketch is better than a long speech” or “A picture is worth a thousand words”. Sometime, the most complicated issue and matter can be simplified and expressed over a single image, but today I want to show you something different, a hybrid of both.
The images below are the examples of very unique approach to portrait illustrations. They are the mixture of both images and typography. The creative manipulation of font types, sizes and keywords can form a great portrait artwork.
He started this project nearly twenty years ago as an assignment in his typography class at art school. On his website he talks about it, “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. The challenge was very hard, but the reward of “cracking” a word felt great. So this became a lifelong project for me. ”
German designer Dirk Schachter created amazing world maps using Helvetica Neue font. Carefully positioned each letter giving a completely new and mind-blowing look to the world maps we have not seen before.
This project called TypoMaps started as an experiment but it turned out to be an exciting product.