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Idea alphabet by Jordan Blyth

It is a series of typographic observations based on each letter of the alphabet.

(Source: jordanblyth.com)

— 12 months ago
#alphabet  #typography  #poster  #black/white  #icons  #semantic  #representation 

alphabet made out of a human silhouette behind wet glass

(Source: unicorn-meat-is-too-mainstream)

— 1 year ago with 5278 notes
#alphabet  #human  #silhouette 

Octavio2007

Crystallized handmade chenille stem letters, monofilament

Visual depiction of the poem Sight and Touch (for Balthus) by Octavio Paz. 

Mirror Matter - MOCA Cleveland, Ohio

Wendy L. Moore Emerging Artist Series

Olga Ziemska

(Source: actegratuit)

— 1 year ago with 762 notes
#alphabet  #poem  #sculpture  #Letters  #curtain  #installation 
Common letters shared between the Russian, Greek, and Latin alphabets

Common letters shared between the Russian, Greek, and Latin alphabets

(via minecanary)

— 1 year ago with 1635 notes
#alphabet  #letter 
"In the first place, simplicity of form is necessary; this requires a study of the essential root forms, which are practically those of the lapidary capitals of two thousand years ago. Each of those characters had an individuality. By emphasizing this characteristic quality in such a way that nothing in it inclines us to confound any letter with its neighbor, we may get a new expression or quality of personality, which is as far as we may go, since those forms are now fixed."
The Alphabet and Elements of Lettering by Frederic W. Goudy (1918)
— 1 year ago
#quote  #form  #alphabet  #roots  #Letters  #character 
writing-system:

Egyptian Hieroglyphs, Egyptian Demotic script, Ancient GreekRosetta Stone (196 BC)

writing-system:

Egyptian Hieroglyphs, Egyptian Demotic script, Ancient Greek
Rosetta Stone (196 BC)

— 1 year ago with 71 notes
#language  #alphabet  #rosetta stone  #script  #symbol  #history 
"Or, to illustrate still further, the picture of a leaf would become the sign for the syllable ‘leaf’ wherever it might occur, and the picture of a bee would become the syllable ‘be’ the pictures together forming the word ‘belief.’ The picture of the bee would then cease to represent the insect and would represent only the syllable ‘be,’ and the picture of a leaf would no longer signify leaf or foliage; the pictures would have become purely phonetic symbols, expressing words as well as ideas, the next step in their evolution toward real writing."
The Alphabet and Elements of Lettering by Frederic W. Goudy (1918)
— 1 year ago
#quote  #alphabet  #form  #letter  #knowledge  #language  #symbol  #scriptie