Hanttula CryptoglyphsCoded symbols for secret messages
This is an early-stage work-in-progress for the development of a unique encoded message system. Developed for novelty purposes & the exploration of some design concepts. This page will be expanded as the project matures.
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A secret typographic symbology or a typographic symbology with secrets?
Perhaps both. The Hanttula Cryptoglyphs are the first set of a series of symbols devised for encoding messages and providing some extended novelty in mailed communications. The symbol designs are based off of a set of possible ways to sew a four-hole button by Lily Lebus (from an early 1900s newspaper article).
This symbol system was designed to work across a wide range of sizes and work well with both printed and hand-written communications. Plus, with the large number of symbols, the system can accommodate extension glyphs for multi-lingual use as well as provide a shifting cipher pattern for increased encoding complexity.
The Hanttula Cryptoglyphs are available as both OpenType (OTF) & TrueType (TTF) fonts. Distribution is currently reserved to members of the Hanttula Adventure Team and select recipients of HANTTUGRAMs.
More to come.