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An exhibition of carved Vermont maple boards depicting many of the world's endangered forms of writing.
533 backers pledged $17,881 to help bring this project to life.
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    Backers receive a pdf booklet about the Endangered Alphabets Project, including photos of the work in progress.

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    A coffee mug featuring the Endangered Alphabets logo, which in itself features Inuktitut, the Inuit script.

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    I'll carve the backer a custom-made nameplate in one of four beautiful woods, suitable for hanging on a door or standing on a desk. The letters can be in English or, when possible, one of the Endangered Alphabets. Overseas backers add $5 for packing and postage.

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    The backer will receive a beautiful plaque, roughly 16"x16", with the word "Words" in Balinese, arguably the most beautiful script in the world. Overseas backers add $25 for packing and postage.

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    Pledge US$ 1,000 or more About US$ 1,000

    A custom-carved and painted sign or other wood product--such as a musical instrument case or desktop, for example--depicting one of the Endangered Alphabets. (Note: some texts are easier to get than others. I may or may not be able to create exactly what the backer wishes, and the final product will have to be the result of discussions between the backer and myself.) Send me the item and I'll do the carving/monogramming. Extra shipping charges will apply to overseas backers, depending on the specific item commissioned.

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    Pledge US$ 30 or more About US$ 30

    A copy of Endangered Alphabets, the coffee-table-style book I've written to accompany the exhibition. It has stunning photos and a short essay on each script I've carved, raising fascinating questions about the history and nature of writing. Overseas backers add $5 for packing and postage.

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