A lexigram is a symbol representing a word, especially one used in learning a language. In this project, lexigrams represent collections of brands, identities, and concepts in popular culture.
2580 lines drawn
618 lexigrams designed
25 sets completed
12 colors used
FAQs and Observations
Shoot me an email. Depending on the subject matter, number of lexigrams, and difficulty I’ll consider adding it to the lexigram library. I won’t be able to fulfill every request, but I like getting new ideas from folks like you!
Once I have a general sense of the set I’m working with the actual design of the lexigrams is pretty quick — usually from 2-5 minutes per square. It takes longer to come up with the idea behind the shapes than drawing the shapes themselves. Also, formatting them into posters takes around an hour per set because I’m super OCD about keeping my files organized.
Yes, I do repeat certain symbols across different sets, though I almost never use the same symbol within a set. The reason for the repetition is because sometimes a symbol is just too good at representing a concept. Aphrodite is a heart, February is a heart, and Heart from Captain Planet is, well, a heart. It’s the simplest solution and because they’re in different sets they’ll still look good in their respective groups.
The only exception to the rule is in the X-men set, where Polaris, Banshee, and Havok all have the same symbol, I thought this was an interesting coincidence from their creators and wanted to showcase their symbol synergy.
Well, this isn’t my day job. I’m not making a ton of money from creating art loosely based on the IP owned by multi-million-dollar corporations. In fact, you could make the argument that my work is so derivative that it barely resembles the original in most cases. Do I have work taken down from my meager online shops for copyright infringement? Occasionally. Do I feel bad about it? No.
This project started as a test to see how few lines are needed to convey an idea. The origin of the first lexigrams is captivating and complex.
This is where some more text will go.
Want more lexigrams?
Let me know.