Photo-ballet typography from Prague

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Photo-ballet typography from Prague
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http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/gallery/2010/jul/06/1

'In 1926 the Czech dancer Milca Mayerová choreographed the alphabet as a photo-ballet. Each move in the dance is made to the visual counterpoint of Karel Teige's typographic music. Teige was a constructivist and a surrealist, a poet, collagist, photographer, typographer and architectural theorist, and his 1926 photomontage designs for the alphabet are a uniquely elegant and witty invention, and one of the enduring masterpieces of Czech modernism'.

From the Guardian, 7.vii.2010

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Thanks for the link! This alphabet can also be seen in the book ABZ: More Alphabets and Other Signs (currently out of print, I know, but I still see used copies now and then).