This Week’s Gold

Gold is a chemical element with symbol Au

REALIZED: MAY 2015
CLIENT: THEMEFOREST
DELIVERED: PHOTOBOOK
AUTHOR: ISHYOBOY
CATEGORY: TYPOGRAPHY

In its purest form, it is a bright, slightly reddish yellow, dense, soft, malleable and ductile metal. Chemically, gold is a transition metal and a group 11 element. It is one of the least reactive chemical elements, and is solid under standard conditions. The metal therefore occurs often in free elemental (native) form, as nuggets or grains, in rocks, in veins and in alluvial deposits.

“It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.”Mahatma Gandhi

Letter H

History

The first consonantal alphabet

REALIZED: MAY 2015
CLIENT: THEMEFOREST
DELIVERED: PHOTOBOOK
AUTHOR: ISHYOBOY
CATEGORY: TYPOGRAPHY

The first consonantal alphabet found has emerged around 2000 BCE to represent the language of Semitic workers in Egypt (see Middle Bronze Age alphabets), and was derived from the alphabetic principles of the Egyptian hieroglyphs. Nearly all alphabets in the world today either descend directly from this development or were inspired by its design. The Greek alphabet, invented around 800 BC, was the first alphabet assigning letters not only to consonants, but also to vowels.

“I have made this letter longer than usual, only because I have not had the time to make it shorter.”Blaise Pascal