In 2011, Ji Lee was listed as one of the 50 most influential designers in the US by the Fast Company magazine. A designer at Facebook, Ji's past jobs include Google and Saatchi & Saatchi. In addition to his professional work, some of Ji's well-known projects include the Bubble Project (where he plastered 50,000 stickers in the shape of speech-bubble on top of ads on the streets), Wordless Web and 3D Chess Board. Ji's work has appeared on the cover of Time magazine, as well as ABC World News, Wired, Fast Company, Huffington Post, among others. Ji is a frequent contributor for the New York Times.
Now, Ji brings to life an animated ebook: Word As Image, based on his print book of the same name (which amassed a cult following). Enhanced with entertaining and surprising animations for each word, Word as Image invites users to see letters beyond their utilitarian dullness. It's about discovering the magic behind the unique shapes and infinite possibilities of letters and words. This fully animated enhanced edition showcases nearly 100 of Ji Lee's head-scratching word images, along with tips to help users create their own and share them at
These samples sent in by Melissa Broder, Assistant Director of Publicity & Social Media, Berkley/NAL/Riverhead/Perigee
And, thanks for reading
NOW ... go take a look at just a few of the "word balloon" results . . .