calligram

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calligram (plural calligrams)

  1. A word, phrase or longer text in which the typeface or the layout has some special significance
  2. A signature made from interwoven Arabic words, or interwoven Arabic words in the shape of the thing described
The stylized signature of Sultan Mahmud II of the Ottoman Empire was written in an expressive calligraphy. It reads Mahmud Khan son of Abdulhamid is forever victorious.

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