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Text Collage

Linguasso - dynamic emotional design

linguasso (for lingual and Picasso) creates totally random works of art, composed of text and based on varying emotions. It chooses an emotion, then displays associated words and dynamically created sentences in random fonts, sizes and places. It's quite addictive to watch over and over again, as each design seems to tell its own story.

What is a Text Collage?

A text collage is a fun and creative way to inspire writing and get those creative juices flowing. By combining different texts and words together in a visually appealing way, a text collage can provide a unique and interesting jumping off point for a writing exercise.

How to Create a Text Collage

To create a text collage, simply gather a variety of texts and words that catch your eye. This could be anything from a favorite quote to a random word you found in a book. Once you have your collection of texts and words, arrange them in a way that is aesthetically pleasing to you. You can use different fonts, colors, and sizes to create a visually striking collage.

When your text collage is completed, use it as a starting point for a writing exercise. You can use the words and phrases in your collage as prompts for a short story or poem, or use them to inspire a character or setting for a longer piece of writing. The possibilities are endless, and the end result can be a truly unique and creative piece of writing.

Ideas for Creating a Text Collage

  1. Use found items from around the house or yeard to add interest
  2. Use wide swaths of color without any text to allow the text room to breathe
  3. Use the text to make visual patterns
  4. Cut out words and phrases from magazines or newspapers and arrange them in a collage to create a new narrative or meaning.
  5. Make text in different shapes
  6. Play with the size of the text
  7. Give the text rhythm by adding the same text multiple times - like a chorus
  8. Use different substances and textures - papers, bark, colored pencil, markers, crayons, oil paints
  9. Make words different colors

Not only is creating a text collage a fun and engaging activity, but it can also help to get your creative juices flowing and inspire you to write. So why not give it a try and see where your text collage takes you? You never know where your imagination will take you!

Further reading: The Collage Technique of Anaïs Nin