Shaped Word Clouds

By: Jeff Clark    Date: Wed, 21 Jan 2009

The web is filled today with various word clouds of Obama's inaugural speech. I've used bits and pieces of code from my tools for both Word Portraits and Clustered Word Clouds to produce the following image. It's a word cloud but is colored and shaped based on a template image. The accuracy of some of the word sizes is sacrificed a bit in order to fit them in nicely.

For purposes of comparison, here is a word cloud generated with the wonderful Wordle.


Obama Inauguration Speech
Apple Shaped Word Cloud