Enjoy a new take on a piece of history from the 1870s. Get your own posters John Southward’s A Dictionary of Typography. Each poster features visual representations of every term defined in both editions.

Every term

Pairing each term with a representation of the number of words in its definition in both editions and color coding them creates an interesting long-form visual to explore.

The poster features a complete alphabetical list of every term in both editions color coded by the edition it appears in and followed by a series of slashes based on how many words are in its definition in the first and second editions.

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Definition differences

The poster features an abstract visual representation of the structure of both dictionaries and the differences in the lengths of the definitions of each term.

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Poster closeup

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