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Calligram in your Soul by Vic-Perfecto Calligram in your Soul by Vic-Perfecto
I'm taking this little darlin' to school to submit today, but before I do, I wanted to scan it and share it, since I'm pretty proud of it. Also, because it's been a damn long time since I uploaded anything. This is a calligram using lyrics from one of my favorite songs from one of my favorite bands, "Birdhouse in Your Soul," by They Might Be Giants. A calligram, if I can loosely and haphazardly define it, is an image made with words and letters. In my Lettering & Typography class, the assignment was to create an image with either poetry or song lyrics, and after banging my head around songs that were too abstract (like ELO's "Twilight"), it all came together when I went back to sweet lovin' TMBG. It's partially influenced by a bird calligram written in Islamic. My lettering is kind of ass, I know, but I'm reaally happy with the way it all came together.

The ink is cyan darkened with a couple of drops of black, and its done with a calligraphy nib no. 3, a "spoon" nib, and a little brushwork in the tail/M.

Birdhouse In Your Soul lyrics Copyright 1990, They Might Be Giants.
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GPeppers Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014
Nice, thanks for sharing.
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BumbleB63 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
everyone tells me I am to young to know about this band but they are one of my favorites!
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BiancaChocolat Featured By Owner May 19, 2012
But it isn t anything new, Guillaume Apollinaire started with those kinds of calligrams, he has a book, which is called "Calligrams".

But anyway this one is really impressive, big wow!
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BiancaChocolat Featured By Owner May 19, 2012
Eoghan: But itīs not new, Apollinaire started with those kind of calligrams, he has whole book, which is called "Calligrams" so....

But anyway, this one is awesome, big wow!
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Hayley-K Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so beautiful... I want it as a tattoo on my life! You have mad skills :)
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Vigilo Featured By Owner May 6, 2011  Student Writer
I love this! I especially like how the 'y' forms the bird's eye. And the tail - 'F' of Fake - is brilliant. Lovely! :heart:
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BumbleB63 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
not to nag but the tail is an M

"Make a little bird house in your soul..."
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Vigilo Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Student Writer
Oh, I completely missed that! Not at all, thanks for pointing it out to me, that makes this even better. :heart:
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BumbleB63 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
^.^
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swampmarsh Featured By Owner May 2, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ha, I'm listening to that right now! This is awesome! :+fav:
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