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Typography Made from Bones
In 2007 Francois Roberts created a series of work called Stop the Violence. He needed human bones to create his work, and he needed a lot of them.
So he did what anyone needing a lot of human bones might do: asked a company that specializes in disarticulated human skeletons to send him some. A week later he had a container of 206 human bones and was ready to create an alphabet.
In an interview with Salon, Roberts says that each letter took about a day to create “because often after a few hours I wouldn’t be satisfied with the progress of the letter, and I would start from scratch.”
Image: A very skeletal A through I, by Francois Roberts. Via Salon.
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Typography Made from Bones

In 2007 Francois Roberts created a series of work called Stop the Violence. He needed human bones to create his work, and he needed a lot of them.

So he did what anyone needing a lot of human bones might do: asked a company that specializes in disarticulated human skeletons to send him some. A week later he had a container of 206 human bones and was ready to create an alphabet.

In an interview with Salon, Roberts says that each letter took about a day to create “because often after a few hours I wouldn’t be satisfied with the progress of the letter, and I would start from scratch.”

Image: A very skeletal A through I, by Francois Roberts. Via Salon.

Select to enlarge

A topographic visualization any writer could love. 
Mike Knuepfel, a student in NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program, uses the frequency of keys used to determine their height.
Give it up for the letter “D”.
"J", "Q", "X" and "Z", we love you too.
H/T: Flowing Data.

A topographic visualization any writer could love. 

Mike Knuepfel, a student in NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program, uses the frequency of keys used to determine their height.

Give it up for the letter “D”.

"J", "Q", "X" and "Z", we love you too.

H/T: Flowing Data.