E W Shaffer

Poetry & Prose

At 14 I decided to go to study Graphic Design in the best school of design in Milan taught by the old masters, the ones who transformed the typographers into graphic designers in the 1950s. For me it was my dream, my choice in life....
Laura Ruggeri at pantheondesign.com
Copyright © Mike Shaffer, 2009


CALLIGRAMS— Visual poetry, beautiful words, also called shaped poems. Not generally distinguishable from concrete poems. Originally the perimeter of the text field was designed to resemble the theme of the poem, otherwise may contain conventional rhythm, rhyme and content or consist of novel typography or arrangements of words or passages of existing literary works or personal writings sometiimes in the form of posters and ads.

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