“High” and “low” pitch are not universal; sometimes there are crocodiles

“High” and “low” pitch are universal, right? Wrong. Try large and small, thick and thin, and among Zimbabwe’s Shona people, even crocodile and … those who follow crocodile. A newly updated online resource is collecting variants.

Motion from Type: A Treasure Trove of Inspiration on Vimeo

Maradona 1986 from SQUA on Vimeo. We have funny biases when it comes to visual expression. Text is — content. It’s the information. It’s not a graphic. Graphics are something else. (At least, such is the perspective of those of us speaking Western languages, constructed from phonetic symbols and not pictographic or ideographic symbols.) But […]

Peter Kirn - July 16, 2009

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