We all know that a picture is worth 1000 words, but what about a picture made using words? Artist John Sokol hand drew (or hand-wrote as it were) portraits of famous authors (and one president) using their own words. From a distance Word Portraits look like simple renderings, but up close, the details speak volumes. The Word Portraits gallery includes John Keats as “Lamia,” Barak Obama as “A More Perfect Union,” and Dante as “The Inferno”. Reading the portraits gets kind of tricky, so you might want to pick up the books to avoid getting lost in Faulkner’s eyes.
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