Brain Pickings Icon
Brain Pickings

The Alphabet Refracted Through Backlit Letters Shot on iPhone

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.

Published December 15, 2010




Filed Under

View Full Site

Brain Pickings participates in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn commissions by linking to Amazon. In more human terms, this means that whenever you buy a book on Amazon from a link on here, I get a small percentage of its price. That helps support Brain Pickings by offsetting a fraction of what it takes to maintain the site, and is very much appreciated