By Eric Yang
on 10.10.11
Photo by Fathom

Typography mishaps, philanthropy and Frankenstein. If it sounds like a genius mashup, then you’d be correct. The Frankenfont project takes Shelley’s classic and incorporates incomplete font sets that commonly plague half-baked PDFs to create a progressively devolving book. The layout begins with the most commonly used characters and worsens into obscure typography — making the book nearly impossible to read by the end. The painstaking process uses the book’s 5,483 unique words, which are then rendered into a staggering 55,382 glyphs. Alas, the font is not available for download for your monthly expense reports, but all profits from the project will go to the classroom book fund, Donors Choose. “The labours of men of genius”, indeed.

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