Two mots-images by Jean Alessandrini, thanks to design et typo
Combining animals with letters is an old idea, but still as fun as always,
and open to endless variations. Today's selection includes both
hand-lettered and typographic creatures, and even three-dimensional ones.
Ancient Chinese figure-inscription of an Ox designed to discourage people from eating meat
and The Bear by Johann Leonhard Frisch, c.1700, thanks to Retro Graphic Design +
Ernst Keller, 1949
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Sarah King, Night Trout
Visit this previous post to see some examples
of zoomorphic calligraphy in the Islamic tradition.