Examples of artwork involving or inspired by writing systems and languages.
If you have created some writing or language-related art and would like it to
appear in this gallery, please contact me.
An alternative way to write English using elements from Chinese characters devised by David Kelley in 2012.
See more of these | Information about Square Word Calligraphy
A series of pictures featuring words in ASL fingerspelling by Valentina Rivelli.
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Examples of the 6-Color Binary Alphabet, which was invented by David Kelley
as an alternative way of writing English using different binary combinations of colours.
Examples of Arabic and Islamic calligraphy by Husada Tsalitsa Mardiansyah.
Images that incorporate words from many different languages by Antonios Panagopoulos.
Hebrew, Arabic and Cuneiform calligraphy by Yakov Miletzki.
Yakov Miletzki's website
Pictures by Yaman Kayihan that combine letters, numerals and other symbols in interesting ways.
Yaman Kayihan's website |
More examples of this art can be found here and
Examples of Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in Endangered Alphabets carved into wood by Tim Brookes.
More information about Tim Brookes' Endangered Alphabets Project
Examples of calligraphic art by Margaret Shepherd.
More examples of Margaret Shepherd's work
Examples of Persian calligraphy provided by Payman Hamed from Tabriz in Iran.
These pieces of calligraphy are in English, but designed to look like ancient
(seal style) Chinese characters.
This painting features letters and glyphs from many different writing systems.
See more views of the painting
More drawings and paintings by Venantius Pinto
Edoardo has created a series of wooden pieces featuring article 1 of
the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other texts in various languages
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(these images are quite large so may be a bit slow to load)
La pirografia artistica di Luigi Conci
Ventiçello is a miniature ceramic village sculpted by Steven Travis, who
also invented a language and script called Tapissary,
which appears on the images.
More images from Ventiçello
a video about the Tapissary language and script
More images and stories from Ventiçello
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