It isn't a common art style, but it is still done: using letters for form in pictures. Sometimes, people create art using only letters. Now, let us choose a word, i.e. Cool. 'Cool' can be used as following:

Cool -> Graphic

Cool, isn't it?


Your challenge is to find a word (a noun) that can be formed to describe itself pictorially. Let us presume that the word TRIANGLE could be made into a triangle. Then, this would be a valid entry.


  1. The word must have at least three letters.
  2. The picture form must represent what the word is, literally.
  3. You must provide a picture in your answer.
  4. There can be overlap of letters, but at least have a majority of each letter showing.
  5. The first letter of the word must be upright; the others may be rotated and shrunk, roughly maintaining its proportions.
  6. All letters must be visible.


Do not tell the word, as the objective is for the best answers to float to the top. People can try and answer in comments. I will accept whichever answer/puzzle seems worthy of +15.

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    $\begingroup$ Loads of arbitrary rules. Especially for scoring. I recommend you delete most of the rules right now if you want people to receive this well. $\endgroup$ – Lopsy Jan 7 '15 at 22:55
  • $\begingroup$ The challenge is fun, the scoring not. Remember that this site is not about winning/loosing but about Q&A. $\endgroup$ – BmyGuest Jan 7 '15 at 23:14
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    $\begingroup$ Is this type of question on-topic for the site? I'm concerned both about the popularity contest format and the fact that it's asking us to make word art, which I don't find that puzzley. $\endgroup$ – xnor Jan 8 '15 at 0:45
  • $\begingroup$ This doesn't really appear to be a puzzle. I'll hold off on the close-hammer for now, but this looks more like a "hey, let's have fun" and less like a legitimate puzzle or question. $\endgroup$ – Doorknob Jan 8 '15 at 1:27
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    $\begingroup$ This question appears to be off-topic because it is an art contest rather than a puzzle. $\endgroup$ – xnor Jan 8 '15 at 1:56



This one turned out quite well, I think.

  • $\begingroup$ Brilliant image, but...rule 3? $\endgroup$ – h34 Jan 7 '15 at 23:45
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    $\begingroup$ That rule was edited out. For the record, I totally saw that edit coming, and it wasn't just a case of me not reading all the rules properly :-p $\endgroup$ – Tryth Jan 7 '15 at 23:47
  • $\begingroup$ You must have great foresight! :-) $\endgroup$ – h34 Jan 7 '15 at 23:53
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    $\begingroup$ @Tryth it was your (brilliant) answer that made me think how <choice word> the rule was. $\endgroup$ – Conor O'Brien Jan 7 '15 at 23:57
  • $\begingroup$ Now I'm curious as to what rule 3 actually was... $\endgroup$ – Xandawesome Jan 23 '18 at 8:47

Here's my effort, a representation of the word 'toes':


  • $\begingroup$ Please see the note at the score changes. Thanks! $\endgroup$ – Conor O'Brien Jan 7 '15 at 23:40
  • $\begingroup$ @ConorO'Brien - Thanks. I've edited accordingly. So I won't get a score of 1215.54692 after all! $\endgroup$ – h34 Jan 7 '15 at 23:43

Here's a picture with the word LEGO from my website's archive.


I made this a few years ago using LDraw.


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