Ji Lee uses a beautiful manipulation of letters to transform everyday words into images. My favourite? The Van Gogh image and it's cleverly creative ear! He says, “This project started nearly twenty years ago as an assignment in my typography class at art school. Students were encouraged to see letters beyond their dull, practical functionality. We played with their unique shapes and tinkered with their infinite possibilities. The challenge was hard, so the reward of “cracking” a word felt great. This became a lifelong project for me. 

 from here