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The Alphabet Refracted Through Backlit Letters Shot on iPhone

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A few weeks ago, we raved about Refraction, a brilliant visual experiment by Jesse Zanzinger. This month, he follows up with Refraction: The Alphabet — a stunning visual exploration of the alphabet, rendered in type refracted through backlit signage lettering and images on an iPhone, with voiceover by the late and great Richard Pryor from his Sesame Street ABC. Beautiful.

This is wonderful motion graphics complement to our survey of visually innovative alphabet books, one of our most popular articles in the past year.

The mesmerizing music score is the song Coloringbook by Blockhead.

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