Shapes as Letters

Writing System Topics
Vivian Cook

Over the years people have experimented with many different ways of conveying the letter shapes.

Human Alphabets

Sources: Devil's Alphabet 1837, Clown's alphabet 1826, Human alphabet 1560. Devils alphabet 1837. Book: H. Demeude (1996), The Animated Alphabet, Thames and Hudson


Other Objects used as Letters

London shop

Road markings in ad 1998