Language

Language… where to start? Well for obvious reasons language is important to me as a graphic communicator, but there are some things I would like to mention.

Type has evolved, to what its is today, from symbols used over a 1,00 years ago. Below is an outline of the evolution of the letter A.

evolution-of-a

It fascinates me, to think, that our letter A came from a picture of a bull. Of course the meaning has changed over a 3,000 years, but language as we know it changes so often with the use of slang and text talk. For instance “LOL” can mean one of two things, the first “lots of love”, and “laugh out loud”. My point is that language is ever changing. It is very important to be aware of this. Who knows maybe 1,00 years from now, if we are still here, the letter A may have gone full circle back to a bull.

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