nora bekes is a collaborative cryptographer


they secretly made people create a new alphabets

This experimental typographic project was inspired by the observation of differences between communication to humans and to computers. While the instructions given to computers should be precisely defined and give an expectable and constant result, instructions to humans are personal, built on anticipation of knowledge and its correctness is barely questioned. Therefore we will always get an output on our instruction given to a person, but often not what we imagined. We gave formalized instructions to people describing the letters of the alphabet. Since people all understood the instructions in a different way, they created several new alphabets.

collaboration with Jungeun Lee, Elizaveta Glukhova & Ies de Jong
book and website design
made in 2015