Monday, 5 February 2007

alphabetti spaghetti

Just thinking about letterpress again, and how it really makes you think about the shapes of each individual letter. Thought I'd share a couple of things I've found about letters, from people who inspire me:-

1. A quote from the book 'Like' by Ali Smith:

"It's funny how the letters that make up words can look like people... In this book the small a's look sort of like small nice people with fat stomachs. The other way of doing a's, the round way, makes them look like they have long faces... Some e's can look smiley but usually they look like they do here, mean, like they're laughing at something horrible. Small d's look like they're wide awake. Small g's like they're holding out a hand to shake it, or if they have loops underneath, like they're looking at you with their mouths open."

2. An illustration by Sara Fanelli (

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