They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but what if you made a picture entirely out of words? Mannheim-based artist Ralph Ueltzhoefer utilizes text to create images of some of the most beloved celebrities in recent times.
Dubbed Textportraits, the process involves the use of relevant text gathered from the web (biographies, articles, tweets, Wikipedia pages and the like) cleverly arranged to create portraits. The results will leave you speechless.
Ueltzhoefer's creations highlight the wealth of information now available to us on the worldwide web. It is a clever merging of typography and art that, as Ueltzhoefer puts it, "combines carefully chosen and arranged fonts with visual elements...as artistic expression." Ueltzhoefer has created images of celebrities such as Angelina Jolie, Michael Jackson and Jimi Hendrix.
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