Smithsonian Wrap-Up

Wow. Even as your intrepid Endangered Alphabets team (Maung Nyeu,¬†our friend and collaborator from the Chittagong Hill Tracts in Bangladesh,¬†calligrapher/printer Jamie Kutner, Cindy Barnes, myself, and invisible back-in-Vermont laser-dude Paul Ledak) are recovering from several weeks of intense exertion and … Read More

The Endangered Alphabets’ European Tour, Part I: Alpha Lite

The Alphabets have had an amazing week and a half: their first European tour. Many adventures to tell, but the first challenge was simply getting them there. To ship the original exhibition in its trunk would have cost nearly $1,000 … Read More

Ups and Downs of an Endangered Alphabet

Just because I’m working with endangered alphabets doesn’t mean they are static relics, dry as desert sand. In fact, many are being tugged one way or the other every day: some are being studied by academics, some are the subject … Read More