decodeunicode – Die Schriftzeichen der Welt

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The book decodeunicode investigates the unknown glyph treasures, which, according to the author, lie within the depths of the keyboard, and sends the reader within its 600 pages on a typographical journey around the world and through time. decodeunicode understands itself as a key to all the existing glyphs in the world and presents 109,242 of them. Additionally it documents an enormous multitude of different scripts and integrates extinct, frequently used ones as well as niche scripts. The book awakens the passion to discover unfamiliar scripts and encourages creative interaction with them.

  • Client:
    Verlag Hermann Schmidt Mainz
  • Design:
    decodeunicode, Cologne
  • creative direction/art direction:
    Prof. Johannes Bergerhausen, Prof. Ilka Helmig, Siri Poarangan
  • text:
    Prof. Johannes Bergerhausen, Siri Poarangan
  • project management:
    Prof. Johannes Bergerhausen
  • software development:
    Daniel A. Becker
  • printing:
    Universitätsdruckerei Mainz