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Cree Proverb in Pencil


For this piece, I wanted to explore a harmony between the Cree syllabic forms, the writing system used to write the Indigenous languages of Canada, and the Latin script hands of Italic and Roman minuscule. The Cree syllabic forms are a unique writing system as they were born directly into a typographic environment, created as printing type for use on the press. This means that it did not develop out of a manuscript tradition, like the majority of scripts in use across the world today.