Tuesday, November 15, 2016

The typographic observer 12

Seen in the British Museum: a set of alphabet tiles from the floor of Chertsey Abbey, about 1250-1300. They spell out "erat verbum" -- part of the opening of the Gospel of John ("in the beginning was the word").

This is the only set of alphabet tiles ever found in England but many were found in France.


  1. Even now, we in Britain are told how much "better" the arts programmes on tv are in France!