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X is for…

- June 12, 2019 in Alphabet, alphabet books, langauge, letter x, X, x-rays

What did the makers of alphabet books do before the ubiquity of x-rays and xylophones?

Robert Fludd’s Memory Tricks (1617)

- January 17, 2019 in Alphabet, ars memorativa, ars memoriae, memory, numbers, robert fludd

Robert Fludd's alphabet of correspondences, where each letter and number is paired with an object which echoes its shape.

Mnemonic Alphabet of Jacobus Publicius (1482)

- May 9, 2018 in Alphabet, ars memorativa, ars memoriae, language, memory, Mnemonic Alphabet

Illustrated alphabet, used to aid memory, in which each letter is paired with an object (in some case more than one) which echoes its shape.

Mnemonic Alphabet of Jacobus Publicius (1482)

- May 9, 2018 in Alphabet, ars memorativa, ars memoriae, language, memory, Mnemonic Alphabet

Illustrated alphabet, used to aid memory, in which each letter is paired with an object (in some case more than one) which echoes its shape.

A Collection of Fashionable English Words (1887)

- January 23, 2018 in Alphabet, japan, japanese, language, learning, translation, words

Japanese woodcuts from a series by Kamekichi Tsunajima titled “Ryūkō eigo zukushi”, showing images of animals, activities and objects each with their Japanese and English names.

A Collection of Fashionable English Words (1887)

- January 23, 2018 in Alphabet, japan, japanese, language, learning, translation, words

Japanese woodcuts from a series by Kamekichi Tsunajima titled “Ryūkō eigo zukushi”, showing images of animals, activities and objects each with their Japanese and English names.

A Collection of Fashionable English Words (1887)

- January 23, 2018 in Alphabet, japan, japanese, language, learning, translation, words

Japanese woodcuts from a series by Kamekichi Tsunajima titled “Ryūkō eigo zukushi”, showing images of animals, activities and objects each with their Japanese and English names.

The Human Alphabet

- November 3, 2016 in Alphabet, anthropomorphic alphabet, anthropomorphic font, design, figurative alphabet, human alphabet, typography

Collection of alphabets comprised of the human body.

The Human Alphabet

- November 3, 2016 in Alphabet, anthropomorphic alphabet, anthropomorphic font, design, figurative alphabet, human alphabet, typography

Collection of alphabets comprised of the human body.

The Human Alphabet

- November 3, 2016 in Alphabet, anthropomorphic alphabet, anthropomorphic font, design, figurative alphabet, human alphabet, typography

Collection of alphabets comprised of the human body.