The typeface Logical, designed by Edgar Walthert and released in 2018, includes a rich set of icons that with the help of OpenType features can automatically be accessed by typing keywords. Thanks to this, Richard Niessen, the creator of The Palace of Typographic Masonry, invited Edgar to add a room to the imagined palace structure to share his long interrest in symbols and icons as a bridge between languages.
‘The Annex of Universal Languages’ is located somewhere between the Departments of Sign and Symbol. Here you will find a small display of human attempts to design a visual language that can be universally read, from ideographic systems to all-connecting lingua franca, from utopian alphabets to iconic sign languages.
The folded A1 poster presents 20 attempts to universal and visual languages and is mapping overlapping and contradicting uses of similar shapes on its backside.
Bring monsters into any space of your choice: letterpress printed poster using Nitti Mostro Wood, the woodtype version of Nitti Mostro Solid. Printed in a gradient of two tones of green and bright red ink.
Letterpress printed poster using Nitti Mostro Wood, the woodtype version of Nitti Mostro Solid. Same design as above but printed in silver and gold ink on green cardboard.