Create an image out of a word, using only the letters in the word itself. Rule:
Use only the graphic elements of the letters without adding outside parts. Word as Image
invites you to see letters beyond their utilitarian dullness. It's about discovering the magic behind the unique shapes and infinite possibilities of letters and words. This book showcases nearly 100 of Ji Lee's head-scratching word images, along with tips to help you create your own and share them at www.wordasimage.com
. 'I dearly love this book. As you read it, you can hear the gears turning in your head, smell the aha moments, and taste the insight. That's what it feels like to have a great idea.'
- Seth Godin
, author of Poke the Box. 'Ji Lee proves that sometimes the simplest means lad to the most surprising and creative results.'
- Christoph Niemann
, illustrator and columnist for the New York Times. 'Ji Lee is among the very few designers worldwide who constantly challenges himself to create wonderful, enticing, and lovely designs out of nothing.'
- Stefan Sagmeister
, graphic designer.