Leslie Nichols

15 Apr 2010

leslie nichols
[Images from Leslie Nichols. Text from Calligram Designers]

I love these text portraits by Leslie Nichols, and I found a short interview she gave about her work:

"Experimenting with text and image has become endless source of ideas and inspiration central to my studio practice.

Letterforms create both spatial and literary passages, which provide a visual texture that is exciting and sometimes challenging to work with.

It has been a natural evolution to use writing in my visual work. Informal sketches while doodling or writing letters to friends were my first calligrams. I began incorporating text in my fine art portraiture when I discovered a typewriter was an exciting image making tool."

6 comments:

Sharon said...
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Sharon said...

sorry i was so excited that my post had a bunch of typos - here we go again...

oh my gosh - amazing! it is rare for me to find other artists that do realistic portraits, but with text - how intriguing!

Melanie said...

I'm so jealous of people who can do these--so freaking cool! I was a graphic design major in college so we got to see a lot of these works type class. It boggles my mind.

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Stephanie Sabbe said...

wow. love the concept.so pretty

Bubbly said...

Simply amazing! So much talent out there!


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City Girl Chicago said...

these are so very cool!

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