'Continents in Tagxedo' is a collection of seven beautiful posters, each made with words about a continent, and in its very own shape.
Some say a picture is worth a thousand words, but what if a picture is made of a thousand words?
Hi, my name is Hardy. I invented Tagxedo (http://www.tagxedo.com), a tool that turns words -- famous speeches, favorite poems, news articles, love letters -- into gorgeous artworks, like this:
Beautiful, isn't it?
The 'North America' artwork is one of seven in the 'Continents in Tagxedo' collection. Each Tagxedo is made of words (of different sizes, orientations, and fonts) about a continent, in its very own shape. Words are chosen from multiple sources, such as Wikipedia, travel essays, and articles about the continents, with more frequently mentioned words appearing bigger.
Tagxedo utilizes ground-breaking techniques to fit words neatly and precisely into the predefined shapes. The artworks are nearly impossible to create with any other method, without a Herculean manual effort. I decided to launch this project on KickStarter and allow people to pre-order the posters via pledges. The amount I ask for covers the setup costs for printing all the posters (each of which will measure a standard framing size between 18"x24" and 24"x36"), and help partially offset the cost of developing and running Tagxedo.
Thousands of users enjoy Tagxedo everyday, for free. Your generosity in supporting this project will allow me to continue to offer such wonderful tool, especially to teachers and children. And why not, given the uniquely beautiful posters in return?
-- Hardy Leung
P. S. Here are some of the early versions of the posters...
(6) North America:
(7) South America:
What a framed poster may look like (frame not part of the project):
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
pledged of $6,000 goal
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on April 12, 2011.
Mar 28, 2011 - Apr 12, 2011 (14 days)
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