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Making Portraits with ABC: Typography

By Maryam Iraj

California-based artist Phil Vance uses hundreds of hours to create typography portraits of famous figures entirely out of handwritten words and phrases.

Most of Phil Vance’s typography portraits are in  black and white, but he recently tried his hand at a color portrait of the late Heath Ledger as The Joker, and, as you can see in these photos, it was worth every minute of his effort..

From a distance, Phil Vance’s typography portraits appear to be masterfully drawn artworks, but as you draw nearer to them, you start seeing that every feature is actually made up of handwritten text. Once you start decoding all the words, you realize these are the famous phrases on the subject written over and over again. The talented artist explains this unique creative act as “cross-hatching but with words.”

Most of Phil Vance’s typography portraits are in black and white, whereas he recently tried his hand at a color portrait of the late Heath Ledger as The Joker, and, as you can see in these photos, it turned it was worth every effort.

For more on Phil Vance and his amazing typography portraits, check out his website, as well as his social media pages – TwitterFacebookInstagram

 

 

 

 

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