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The Alphabet of Untranslatable Words

How do you translate the untranslateable? "Age-tori" in Japanese ("To look worse after a haircut") has no equivalent word in English, but it should, because it’s useful (I’m sure you’ve all had this happened [...]

3D Alphabet

Letters of the alphabets are so … two dimensional! Well, no more – thanks to Ji Lee of Please Enjoy (previously on Neatorama), who rotated letters around their central axis to give us The [...]

Rise of the Living Type

You’ve seen artistic alphabets here with letters designed to evoke various pop culture worlds, but this is not a modern idea. Polish goldsmith Jan Christian Bierpfaff designed this fancy Baroque “organic alphabet” in the mid-1600s. See the rest of it at BibliOdyssey. Link