Grant Norris

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Precursor is a proof of concept website that documents the origins of our alphabet via interactive elements, it was created in response to the RSA brief on heritage. Visual elements such as the use of red were influenced by books that I obtained in my research on alphabets, writing systems and glyphs. I aimed to filter through the texts I gathered in order to pinpoint major defining points in our alphabet's history for example the structure of Gothic lettering is a result of the shape of the pen nib – to articulate this the user can draw the alphabet with similar defining characteristics. The unfinished proof of concept website can be viewed here.