kottke.org posts about Phil Vance

Typographic Portraits of People Rendered in Their Own Words

illustrated portrait of Winston Churchill

illustrated portrait of Audrey Hepburn

Phil Vance creates these wonderful typographic portraits of notable people like Audrey Hepburn, Albert Einstein, and Johnny Cash constructed from hand-painted type consisting of their own words. For instance, his portrait of Cash was created using the lyrics from his cover of God’s Gonna Cut You Down. You can check out more of Vance’s work on Instagram.


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