The Word Art of Juan Osborne

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November 29, 2010

A picture is worth a thousand words’. We’re sure you’ve heard this expression a million times before, but you probably have not quite seen’ it yet…

Juan Osborne is a Spanish architect and designer, that has literally taken this expression and created stunning art with this concept. His amazing compositions are made up of words, literally thousands of words!

He starts his process by collecting words from books, speeches, movies and recreates photographs and painting using these words laid out in a way so that they form the picture.

Just like with tags on blogs, the more repetition he encounters for each keyword, the bigger it appears in the final composition.

In this post, we’ve compiled some of his more unique works, which include classics such as The Scream” to more contemporary visualizations for a character on the TV show Lost” and even Obama speeches.

You can find out more about Juan and his art at his website. Larger versions of these images can be accessed by clicking on any the images below.


Honore Daumier


Peace for All… Tastes

Warhol’s Revenge


Claude Monet

Country Road in Provence by Words

3D Alphabet Experiment


2011 Binary Calendar

2011 Spiral Calendar

The Most Difficult Where’s Waldo?” Ever

The Scream

The Beatles

On the Origin of Words

Kate Evolution

Obama’s Word Relationship

The Bible

Jester in Words

You can find more about this art and the artist at JuanOsborne​.com

What do you think of this type of art? And have you found Waldo? Share your thoughts with us below…

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