Alphabet of Bones
By Joyce Cutler-Shaw
San Diego, California: Joyce Cutler-Shaw 2003. Edition of 100.
3 x 1" Accordion fold with black-and white illustrations laminated onto bookbinder’s tape. Bound in black cloth. Wrapped in black and white bone alphabet paper.
The original calligraphy was inspired by the hollow bones of birds and conceived as a visual dance. Its twenty-six double characters have been digitized and can be translated into the English alphabet as well as a symbolic code. It is Joyce Cutler-Shaw's own copyrighted font or typeface.