Free Your Mind

calligram inspired by a message of peace from Satguru Subramunyaswami:
"Peace begins within ourselves and extends to the home, neighborhood, nation and beyond"

Free Your Mind Instead, calligram by Laura Ruggeri

The thinker/Ecclesiasta

calligram for Poeti Filosofi e Giullari, theatrical season 1996
poster, book cover

The thinker/Ecclesiasta-design by Laura Ruggeri ©1996

The conversations at Curlow Creek

calligram made with an excerpt from the book of David Malouf, 1999

The conversations at Curlow Creek-design by Laura Ruggeri ©1999

AFRICARCACTÈRE

calligrams as capitions of photographs - book of photography, 168 pages (not yet published)

AFRICARACTERE-book of photography and calligrams-design by Laura Ruggeri ©2007

INNER XMAS TREE

calligam greetings

INNER XMAS TREE-design by Laura Ruggeri ©2006

Star of Christmas

calligam greetings

Star of Christmas, design by Laura Ruggeri ©

Calligrams... in motion!

trailers for Screen Caffeine, producer of animated fonts for film and video projects

» View a calligram movie in QuickTime
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LiveType calligrams, design by Laura Ruggeri ©2005

Time passes inexorably

calligram made with an excerpt from Seneca

Time passes inexorably, design by Laura Ruggeri ©

Poeti Filosofi e Giullari, theatrical season 2002

calligram poster and book cover

Poeti Filosofi e Giullari 2002, design by Laura Ruggeri ©

Poeti Filosofi e Giullari, theatrical season 2001

calligram poster and book cover

Poeti Filosofi e Giullari 2001, design by Laura Ruggeri ©

Poeti Filosofi e Giullari, theatrical season 2000

calligram poster and book cover

Poeti Filosofi e Giullari 2000, design by Laura Ruggeri ©

Love

calligram greetings

Love, design by Laura Ruggeri ©

FIORI D'INVERNO, theatrical season 2000

calligram and book cover

FIORI D'INVERNO, design by Laura Ruggeri ©2000

Oh Julie!

calligram made with an excerpt from the theatrical libretto Il blues di Monsieur Malaussene, 2001

Il blues di Monsieur Malaussene, design by Laura Ruggeri ©2001
Portrait of Laura Ruggeri by Rick Ligas ©20041985-2010. Laura Ruggeri celebrates 25 years of graphic design for print, software interface and architecture.

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a calligram (calligramme, calligramma) is...

a poem (though can also be a phrase or single word) in which the typeface or handwriting forms are an important part of the focus. Indeed, it is a visual manifestation of themes presented aurally and textually. Guillaume Apollinaire is a famous calligram writer. (Wikipedia)


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Calligram Designers is a group of graphic designers, artists, illustrators and writers. Our mission is to promote calligrams as a powerful and creative visual communication technique that might enhance our personal and business work. In this blog you can view the best examples of calligrams from all over the world, from of any era.