Square Word Calligraphy

On August 29, 2012 by Design China

Square Word Cal­lig­ra­phy, invented and designed by Xu Bing, is a sys­tem that trans­forms a lin­ear, pho­netic sys­tem of writ­ing into a char­ac­ter sys­tem based on the square. Fus­ing writ­ten Eng­lish and Chi­nese, square words arrange the slightly-altered let­ters of an Eng­lish word into a shape resem­bling a Chi­nese character…yet remain leg­i­ble to the Eng­lish reader”. Via CAFA Art Info.

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