Letters in English are only signifiers, which in no consistent way relate to their naturally occurring object, that which is referred to in the speech environment. Basically, a language doesn't say anything without its referents being tangible or experienced things. If an alien reads a Shakespeare poem about a leaf falling but has no idea... Continue Reading →
I like the evolving nature of letters and graphic language. What started as picture became a group of signifier shapes which becomes, well whatever's next. I read somewhere while gathering references for an undergraduate paper that the modern day M came from an Egyptian owl hieroglyph that carried the m sound. The shape also carried over... Continue Reading →
The first in a series that amounts to a short visual essay about visual poetry with emphasis on concrete poetry.