November 16, 2008
Roy Blount Jr.’s ‘Alphabet Juice’ is essentially a literary manual dissecting as many of our language’s oddball behaviors as the author can wrangle (and he can wrangle quite a bit). As this was an illustration for a piece that ran in the Book Review, I wanted to find a solution using only type that would encourage the reader to sound everything out aloud as the reader “read” the image.
The two additional type experiments that didn’t quite make the grade are posted below. Making people talk out loud using only a picture is simply not an easy thing to do.