09.21.06

tshirts

Posted in Art at 10:51 am by ducky

I am working on painting a jacket; I painted several tshirts along the way this summer. Mostly they were just vehicles for me to experiment on, but I gave one to a friend:


The picture above is of the front. It looks slightly odd because the shoulder is flattened so you can see the two glyphs on the top of the shoulder.

Reading left-to-right, top to bottom, the shirt has Mayan, Dulkw’ahke (southwestern Canadian First Nations), Latin, Arabic, Cuneiform (Akkadian, IIRC). At the bottom is a symbol that might mean “sheep” in what might have been the precursor to writing.

On the back, you can see Cyrillic, a tiny little Vai (Liberian) symbol, Telugu or Kannada (Indian scripts), Mongolian, and Chinese.

NB: Updated on 15 Oct 2006, on request, to note the characters. If you are interested in writing systems, I highly recomment omniglot.com and ancientscripts.com.

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  1. Best Webfoot Forward » Blog Archive » Success at an insignificant (but difficult) thing said,

    October 15, 2006 at 10:01 pm

    […] I am working on the “beta” version of a glyph-covered jacket (The tshirt I did this summer was a side effect; both the shirt and the jacket are lineal descendants of the glyph shirt that I made for my husband a few years ago.) […]

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    June 9, 2007 at 11:48 pm

    […] And then I remembered when I generated a list of the world’s writing systems, with the likeliest start/stop usage dates, the lat/long of where it was first used, how many […]

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