This book examines a fundamental discovery of humankind, the idea of shapes for soundsof alphabets. Without them, newspapers would be just folded paper*, mystery envelopes would drop through your letterbox, you might brush your teeth with hair gel and you wouldn't be reading this. The development of this idea is considered on a sequential and individuals basis, from its sonic beginnings, with the Latin alphabet placed into a broader context of other alphabets. Topics examined are the growth of the second Latin alphabet from the first one (and three optional routes), a view of alphabetic application since the invention of printing, and how to make your own tools and lettershapes.
*And 95% of the Internet wouldn't exist.