Word Art

No, not that crappy font contortion tool on your Microsoft Word program. I mean, Art made from Words. Seriously.

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I stumbled upon this incredible work of art made from Chapters I through XI of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum.

Released in 1900 – Frank Baum’s classic book set off a story and franchise that has lasted over 100 years and has no signs of slowing down. In a tribute to this wonderful legacy, LA Pop Art will be releasing a series of images over the next year that will encompass the entire book. This image – Series 1 – is created using the first 11 chapters of Baum’s Masterpiece.

Don’t believe me? Then take a look here and see what I mean.

Micrography, the scribal practice of employing minuscule script to create abstract shapes or figurative designs, is an art form that has been used by Jews for over a millennium. This intricate decorative technique was first practiced in Egypt and the Land of Israel in the tenth century. Micrography developed within the Islamic cultural milieu in which the written word was frequently transformed into elaborate decorative patterns. This abstract ornamentation, emphasized in Islamic art, strongly influenced the artistic creations of the Jews living in many Near Eastern countries.

Want to see more? Check out Scarface, Alice in Wonderland, Reservoir Dogs, Mr Brightside (The Killers), Rage Against The Machine and more over here.

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