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Solipsism (from Hermeneutics series), Letterpress, Christian Richard Rice

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In its most basic form, language is a system of signs (symbols, icons) for encoding and decoding information. As symbols that denote segmental speech, letters are an element in an alphabetic system of writing and are often associated with phonetics.

However, letterforms have a visual power that often goes unrecognized. Each letter is made up of common shapes we see throughout the world, yet we rarely think of letters as anything beyond a symbol used to create words. They can be utilized beyond their intended purpose of phonetics. This work examines the aforementioned visual power by experimenting with alternative ways to use letterforms and lead cast type to communicate complex thoughts. This visual interpretation of these theories can then provide the viewer with a re-imagined shared experience with the creator/thinker. 

Using the letterforms to make simple pictorial representations of the essence of complex philosophical concepts/theories, I expose another way to utilize letters to aid in the communication of ideas.

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