This project contains the results of a research on alphabetic boundaries – if there are any. It challenges the traditional use of the alphabet, or letters, and questions the thresholds between sciences,media and form. The designer has imagined letters as organisms and thus taken the concept anatomy literally. The inspiration is sought to older books, educational books from the past on zoology and archaeology.The research is made visible for the public eye in an educational book, where the imagination of the reader is awakened and set free.
The book describes five ancient letters that were used in Iceland in the years 1200 - 1900 and two other old letters that are almost solely used in the Icelandic language. The five ancient letters are unknown to most native Icelanders and the aim of this project isto awaken and increase general interest in letters.