The Word Portraits of John Sokol

Illustration // Thursday, May 19, 2011
Ohio-based artist John Sokol had a novel idea when he decided to create portraits of famous literary artist portraits using the subjects’ own words. The word portraits feature famous literary men from the last 200 years with their faces made up entirely of their writing samples.  Toni Morrison for Song of Solomon, Walt Whitman for Leaves of Grass, Samuel Beckett for Waiting for Godot, William Faulker for The Sound and the Fury, Leo Tolstoy for War and Peace and even 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama, for his speech A More Perfect Union.

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