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Interesting Things - Human Form letters and Cadeaux

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1 January 2007

Interesting Things - Human Form letters and Cadeaux

I have thought about posting links here to interesting sites I've found in the past. I found two today - and here I am posting them. As an aide de memoir (did I spell that right?) as much as anything else.

  • for a history of letters composed of (pornographic) human figures.
http://www.xs4all.nl/%7Emaxb/erotype.html

My favourite is at the end
"....Fritz Janschka, for instance, an Austrian artist affiliated to the Vienna School of Fantastic Realism, devised some extremely fanciful conglomerations of figures engaged in all kinds of sexual intercourse, while at the same time managing to carefully follow the outlines of the classic Roman capital, serifs and all."

Related links on figurative letters are http://pw.english.uwm.edu/~jdean/alphabetbodyhtm.htm

Thanks to pk at BiblioOdessey (http://bibliodyssey.blogspot.com/) - one of my favourite sites - for these.

I also found http://www.spamula.net/blog/2006/09/basolis_alphabet_1.html
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Basoli's Alphabet - architectural letters in Giornale Nuovo's blog http://www.spamula.net/blog/

wow, that's a lot of links.
  • And the other is an article I've seen before, and growing to appreciate more over time as I learn more about the various Gothic alphabets and hence the cadels that evolved with them over time - the excellent Osondrea's Class Notes on Cadels, Artemisia Collegium, AS36

http://www.dogphilosophy.net/~cat/cadel.pdf. If I load it as an HTML page instead of a PDF file, I don't seem to get the pictures, tho. I do in the PDF.

I do so love cadels (cadeaux)


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