Using Text as Images


In order to better understand how text not only serves as a communication device but an element of design, we were instructed to create an image of our choosing out of text only.


This creature was created in Adobe illustrator using layers upon layers of type with varying opacity, weight, color, and size. Initially I sketched out how I might describe the shape of the animal using only simple lines, and after that I used the type on a path tool in illustrator to type over the exact lines in the direction I wanted.