I was introduced to the visual style of concrete poetry during a visit to The National Museum of Art in Osaka Japan. An artist by the name of Niikuni Seiichi (1925−77) was being displayed there. I feel that kanji and concrete poetry go hand in hand given the visual elements of each other. When they are combined the message the the art speaks on many different levels.
Here's what Wikipedia has to say about Concrete Poetry:
"Concrete poetry or shape poetry is poetry in which the typographical arrangement of words is as important in conveying the intended effect as the conventional elements of the poem, such as meaning of words, rhythm, rhyme and so on.
It is sometimes referred to as visual poetry, a term that has evolved to have distinct meaning of its own, but which shares the distinction of being poetry in which the visual elements are as important as the text."
So next time your out and about look for some concrete poetry.