The alphabet is a powerful thing of beauty. Each letter can be traced to our daily use of language through the alphabet. The alphabet can be found in all walks of life. The illustrative nature of our expressive side is seen from graffiti to professionally designed magazine spreads where letters are featured prominently. Alphabets: A Miscellany of Letters explores many facets of the alphabet through history to our present time.
Alphabets: A Miscellany of Letters is a colourful and playful treasury of letters in use. From A to Z, Alphabets explores the language of letters that we see around us everyday, touching on the alphabet’s origins in Egyptian hieroglyphs and Chinese characters, to the Greek alphabet, through to its development as a significant part of our history and visual vocabulary. From a comprehensive introduction on the origins of the written word, through to theories such as “The Alphabet Effect”, to exploring coding, decoding and abstraction Alphabets features illustrations, found objects, graphic design, art, conceptual typography, graffiti and much more.