A picture is said to be worth a thousand words, but is the converse true?
Words, in and of themselves, are just words, and individually they can be seen as beautiful, ugly, or neither. The same can be said of a collection of words, be it poetry or prose, but when gathered together in a randomised but harmonious and aesthetic grouping, words can be something altogether different. Removed from all notion of conventional structure, of grammar or syntax, they become something entirely different.

Gettysburg - NicolayHere, I celebrate the simple beauty of words en masse, derived from a variety of sources. Please follow the links to find out more about each work. All works can be found at www.redbubble.com/people/wordigrams, and can be purchased as t-shirts, greeting cards or wall art (matted, laminated, mounted, framed, poster & canvas printed).

All works created with the help of Wordle.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

No excuses t-shirt

Just as it says: stop mucking about; get on with it. You know you’ll feel better when you do. It is of course pure coincidence that the above line contains the words 'just', 'do' and 'it'...

Available on dark and light shirts, from Redbubble.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Einstein - Imagination

The good Professor was known for many profound things, including E=mc2, but his "Imagination is more important than knowledge" statement is arguably more relevant to our daily life.

The tee is available in a size, style and colour to suit you, at Redbubble. Also available as cards, prints, posters etc.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Are you listening to me...?

We have all uttered these timeless words: "I'm not your slave", "shut the door", "clean your room", and so on. Save yourself the effort, and wear this shirt; you know it makes sense.

Buy it now from Redbubble. Choose your size, style and colour, and give your voice a rest!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Genesis t-shirt

Just the text of Genesis 1. Fairly easy to get the gist of it - water, day, darkness, light, creatures, etc etc ... you know the story. To show you know and like it, visit Redbubble, and you can buy it to wear or hang on your wall.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Rory Gallagher t-shirt

Rory was a no-nonsense bluesman, wedded to his beloved '61 Sunburst 'Strat ... but you knew that.

Sadly, Messrs Fender insisted that I stop selling this shirt. Pity, it was selling at a nice trickle. Therefore, the link is to another fine shirt instead.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

What does it mean to be an Artist? T-Shirt

Not carrying your portfolio just now? No paint splashes to prove your vocation? Wear this instead, and tell the world and his significant other what makes you tick. (If you're not an artist, wear it and wing it...)

Pick your size, style and colour at redbubble: www.redbubble.com/people/wordigrams/t-shirts/3585680-1-what-does-it-mean-to-be-an-artist.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Photography T-Shirt

A simple, straightforward statement. 'Photography' is the main attraction, but as in life, it's surrounded here by a collection of buzzwords and minutiae that are either incidental or of great interest and significance, depending upon your level of involvement in the Art.

Whether you pursue it as a profession or a hobby, wear your dedication to the medium on your chest as a high-quality pure cotton t-shirt. Available in a variety of colours, sizes and styles (long sleeve, v-neck, 'Girly Fitted'), further information is available at www.redbubble.com/people/wordigrams/t-shirts/3568454-2-photography-t-shirt.

Now also available in dark colours:

The Declaration of Arbroath

The Declaration of Arbroath was a Scottish declaration of independence, sent to Pope John XXII, in April 1320. With 8 Scottish Earls and 38 Barons as signatories, it was a passionate plea for Scotland’s independence from England, following Edward I’s claim some 15 years previously.

Buy this work: www.redbubble.com/people/wordigrams/art/3567637-2-declaration-of-arbroath