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Alphabet Juice – NYT Book Review

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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.
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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.

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