Visual Essay Part IV

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 →

Visual Essay Part II

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 →

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