Ji Lee, a graphic designer based in New York is a lover of words and images. After a collaboration with Google, Ji Lee likes to use letters of certain words to give images more meaningful.

About Ji Lee

Ji Lee has been a Creative Director of Google NYC from 2008 to 2011, and on May 11, 2011 he transferred to Facebook working on Creative Strategy. He had been a speaker in different universties, clubs and groups. His works are published in different places.

I work on both personal and professional projects. They fulfill me in different ways, and they complement each other. I believe ideas are nothing, doing is everything. I love bicycling, animals, jazz, hot sauce and fun puns.

Ji Lee

Here’s an animated look of the book, which makes visual designs out of words in ways that reflect their meaning. Whether ironic, amusing or poignant, Lee’s designs are striking in their ingenuity.

Ji Lee’s Word as Image

In Ji Lee’s book entitled “Word as Image” that contains almost 100 different picturesque words that grabs the attention of readers. The manipulation of the type has less effort. Different font sizes, combination of bold and thin fonts. Here are the creatively portrayed words as images.

Capitalism

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Clock

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Condom

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Dali

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Diet

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Exit

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Exit

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Gravity

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Homosexuals

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Idea

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ill

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inflation

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Moon

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parallel

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Smile

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Superstitious

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Tsunami

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Tunnel

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Van Gogh

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Vertigo

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The challenge is to visualize the meaning of a word, using only the graphic elements of the letters forming the word, without adding any outside parts. The challenge was very hard, but the reward of “cracking” a word felt great. So this became a lifelong project for me.
Ji Lee

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