Omniglot gallery

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.


Illustrated Australian Idioms

Australian idioms illustrated with cartoons and explained by Jared Atkins.

Idioms

These illustrations can also be seen on: http://www.hotelclub.com/blog/australian-idioms-illustrated/


Square Word Calligraphy

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

Square Word Calligraphy

More information about Square Word Calligraphy


Sign alphabet pictures

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

Sign alphabet pictures

More examples of Valentina Rivelli's work


6-Color Binary Alphabet

The 6-Color Binary Alphabet was invented by David Kelley as an alternative way of writing English using different binary combinations of colours.

6-Color Binary Alphabet

More information about the 6-Color Binary Alphabet


Arabic and Islamic Calligraphy

Examples of Arabic and Islamic calligraphy by Husada Tsalitsa Mardiansyah.

Arabic and Islamic Calligraphy

Husada Tsalitsa Mardiansyah's website


Word Art

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

Word Art

More examples can be found on:

http://antoniospanagopoulos.blogspot.com
http://memory-art-project.blogspot.com
http://memorylettersartproject.blogspot.com/
http://maroussiresidenceartproject.blogspot.com/


Hebrew calligraphy

Hebrew, Arabic and Cuneiform calligraphy by Yakov Miletzki.

Hebrew calligraphy

Yakov Miletzki's website


Letter pictures

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

Letter pictures

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

More information about Tim Brookes' Endangered Alphabets Project


Calligraphy art

Examples of calligraphic art by Margaret Shepherd.

Calligraphy art

More examples of Margaret Shepherd's work


Persian calligraphy

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

Persian calligraphy


Vertical English Character and Calligraphy (VEC)

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

Vertical English Character and Calligraphy (VEC)

More about VEC


Paintings by Peggy Shearn inspired by language and writing systems

Language Art by Peggy Shearn

See more art by Peggy Shearn


Painting by Mike O'Connell

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

Painting by Mike O'Connell


Script drawings by Venantius J Pinto

Drawings: Glagolitic script

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.

Pirografia

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 Venti├žello

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

My writing and language-related photos on Flickr

Writing / Ysgrifen

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Other writing and language-related art

http://www.calirezo.com/site2015/portfolio/alphabets/


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