Gallery of writing and language-related art

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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.


Square Word Calligraphy

An alternative way to write English using elements from Chinese characters devised by David Kelley in 2012.

Square Word Calligraphy

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Sign alphabet pictures

A series of pictures featuring words in ASL fingerspelling by Valentina Rivelli.

Sign alphabet pictures

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6-Color Binary Alphabet

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.

6-Color Binary Alphabet

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Arabic and Islamic Calligraphy

Examples of Arabic and Islamic calligraphy by Husada Tsalitsa Mardiansyah.

Arabic and Islamic Calligraphy

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Word Art

Images that incorporate words from many different languages by Antonios Panagopoulos.

Word Art

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Hebrew calligraphy

Hebrew, Arabic and Cuneiform calligraphy by Yakov Miletzki.

Letter pictures

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Yakov Miletzki's website


Letter pictures

Pictures by Yaman Kayihan that combine letters, numerals and other symbols in interesting ways.

Letter pictures

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Yaman Kayihan's website | More examples of this art can be found here and here


Endangered Alphabets

Examples of Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in Endangered Alphabets carved into wood by Tim Brookes.

Endangered Alphabets

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More information about Tim Brookes' Endangered Alphabets Project


Calligraphy art

Examples of calligraphic art by Margaret Shepherd.

Calligraphic art

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More examples of Margaret Shepherd's work


Persian calligraphy

Examples of Persian calligraphy provided by Payman Hamed from Tabriz in Iran.

Persian calligraphy

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Vertical English Character and Calligraphy (VEC)

These pieces of calligraphy are in English, but designed to look like ancient (seal style) Chinese characters.

Vertical English Character and Calligraphy (VEC)

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Paintings by Peggy Shearn inspired by language and writing systems

Paintings by Peggy Shearn inspired by language and writing systems

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Painting by Mike O'Connell

This painting features letters and glyphs from many different writing systems.

Painting featuring letters and glyphs from many different writing systems by Mike O'Connell

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Script drawings by Venantius J Pinto

Script drawings by Venantius J Pinto

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More drawings and paintings by Venantius J Pinto


Lavori in pirografia da Edoardo Triscoli

Edoardo has created a series of wooden pieces featuring article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other texts in various languages and alphabets.

Lavori in pirografia da Edoardo Triscoli

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More pirografia

La pirografia artistica di Luigi Conci
http://www.luigiconci.com


Images from Ventiçello

Ventiçello is a miniature ceramic village sculpted by Steven Travis, who also invented a language and script called Tapissary, which appears on the images.

Images from Ventiçello by Steven Travis

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Hieroglyphic Collages

a video about the Tapissary language and script

More images and stories from Ventiçello
http://www.tapissary.com


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