The dot is the origin from which all signs start, and is their innermost essence.
In many of the signs illustrated in this book the Nordic influence can be clearly traced, but the basic forms, with their wealth of significance and symbolism, undoubtedly take us back to the dim, remote and unfathomed ages of Mankind in the Far Eastern countries of this World.
"An inspiration to graphic artists everywhere." — Graphis. This unusual collection of primitive and medieval symbols by a famed German type designer includes 493 symbols: religious, alchemical, imperial, runes, property marks, and more. Besides offering a fertile source of decorative ideas, this work also doubles as a graphic history of the development of written communication.
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