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
U&lc vol 1
Lisl Weil, Owl and other scrambles, 1980, thanks to Curio Books
Michael Johnson at Almost extinct, thanks to Junkculture
Sarah King, Night Trout
Visit this previous post to see some examples
of zoomorphic calligraphy in the Islamic tradition.
thanks for sharing them, really loooove it!!ReplyDelete
There is also a rich tradition of "zoomorphic calligraphy" is Islamic art. Look here for samples:ReplyDelete
I've just discover your blog and your tumblr also and it's been a great surprise! I love it! It's so beautiful... I really really congratulate you. If you want you can visit my blog, it would be a pleasure. Thank you so much!ReplyDelete
Thanks for your comments!ReplyDelete
Jeannie, you are right, I have added a link to my post on Islamic calligraphy.
Thank you Elena, I have started following your tumblr!
maravillosas imágenes, que hermoso espacio!!!! gracias por compartirlas!!ReplyDelete
Nice. There are also "Alphabeasties".ReplyDelete
Fabulous work!Keep it up!ReplyDelete