Illustrated sacred texts express the spiritual and religious aspirations
of believers in many cultures. The pictures portray scenes from sacred
literature and honored personages. [View
Letterforms as Illustration
Illuminated manuscripts and the early books they inspired featured enlarged
initial letters, decorative borders, and the integration of text and illustration.
Pictures may also represent words literally, as alphabet and calligraphy.
Letterforms and typography become illustrative elements in the hands of
creative artists. [View