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The country’s finest letterers explore the symbols that preserve history and transcend time and space.

In celebration of arguably our greatest invention, The Alphabet Museum explores the history and evolution of a system of communication that is so totally ubiquitous and effective that it has become unremarkable to the people that use it all the time, every day.

It comprises a collection of work, much of it newly commissioned, that reaches back to the ancient beginnings of the alphabet and illustrates the connections between symbols and sounds, the roundabout routes from hieroglyphs to the letters we use today and the myriad ways in which skilled lettering artists work with and manipulate the ’other’ tools of their trade – the letters of the alphabet.

The exhibition includes carvings, drawings, glass and wood work, systems of codes, Greek, Roman, Hebrew and Runic alphabets and axe work.

Lettering Arts Centre

Snape Maltings, Snape, Suffolk, IP17 1SP

01728 688393


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Daily 11am – 5pm or by appointment

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