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.
Australian idioms illustrated with cartoons and explained by Jared Atkins.
An alternative way to write English using elements from Chinese characters devised by David Kelley in 2012.
A series of pictures featuring words in ASL fingerspelling by Valentina Rivelli.
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.
Pictures by Yaman Kayihan that combine letters, numerals and other symbols in interesting ways.
Examples of Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in Endangered Alphabets carved into wood by Tim Brookes.
Examples of calligraphic art by Margaret Shepherd.
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.
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.
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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 and stories from Ventiçello
My writing and language-related photos on Flickr
If you need to type in many different languages, the Q International Keyboard can help. It enables you to type almost any language that uses the Latin, Cyrillic or Greek alphabets, and is free.
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