Calligram – Text Portrait

Calligram - Text Portrait

Crafted with ink pen, and coloured pencils on paper, the text portrait captures the essence of a person through the words that define them. A calligram represents a unique way to explore that part of oneself that every author hides behind their own texts.

Why Choose a Text Portrait?

A calligram is the fusion of two art forms: painting and writing, and by selecting a portrait created with text, it is possible to unveil the illusion surrounding the figures we admire, in a way that no other technique allows.

How It Works:

  1. Choose the Subject: Who do you wish to portray? Select any subject, be it a singer, an actor, an artist, a writer, or even a loved one.
  2. Choose the Text: Select the words to use. It can be a song, a poem, a speech that represents you.
  3. Collaboration: If you have only the subject of the portrait in mind but not sure about which text to use, I will assist you in selecting the most suitable words.
  4. The Portrait: With the chosen text, I will create the artwork, giving form to the face of the selected person.

If you want a piece that combines painting and writing, allowing you to capture the essence of a person through their words, then a calligram is the type of portrait for you. FILL OUT THE FORM BELOW to start your journey to a personalized work of art.



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Guide to payment, creation, and shipping of your custom artwork


Payment is required prior to commencing the actual work; however, you have the option to split the cost into multiple installments, including monthly payments, to better adapt the process to your needs.

In the event of splitting the expenses, payment follows this structure:

  1. The initial payment, which is non-refundable, accounts for 20% of the total and secures the reservation for the period during which the artwork will be created.
  2. The second payment, amounting to 40% of the total, is due at the onset of the project.
  3. Lastly, the remaining 40% balance must be settled before the artwork is shipped.

To make the payment, you can choose between bank transfer and PayPal.

Custom Artwork Creation

Once the payment is received, I will begin creating your custom artwork. If necessary, I will send you a draft for your review to ensure it aligns with your desires. Once the artwork is finalized, you’ll receive photos for final approval, and I will make any changes and adjustments within reason.

The artwork will be accompanied by a certificate of authenticity.


If you’re in Italy, you’ll receive your artwork directly at your doorstep within 1-2 business days (2-3 days for other EU countries), and shipping is free of charge.

For those residing outside the European Union, delivery takes approximately 30 days due to necessary documentation procedures at the Export Office.

Shipping rates to international destinations may vary based on the country of delivery.

To ensure secure and punctual delivery, your artwork will be handled by a specialized courier. I’ll provide you with a tracking number so you can monitor the shipment’s status in real-time.

Price List

The total cost includes both the artwork’s frame and a making-of video accompanied by a music track or audio of your choosing.

Calligram -Text Portrait

33×24 cm (13×9,5 in) – €280
50×35 cm (19.7×13.8 in) – €500
60×40 cm (23.6×15.7 in) – €700
70×50 cm (27.6×19.7 in) – €900
100×70 cm (39.4×27.6 in) – €1600

* The cost may vary depending on the number of subjects to be portrayed.

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