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Calligrams: Painting an Image with Words

June 19, 2017 Thomas Reischel

Calligrams

Have you ever tried painting a picture with the use of actual words? Calligrams are visually arranged texts that form an image. The text can be a poem, a phrase, or a single word. Mercure de France published French poet Guillaume Apollinaire’s book Calligrammes shortly after Apollinaire’s death.

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