Sunday February 07, 2016

How to enjoy great literature without all the pesky words

The punctuation of Alice in Wonderland. Artwork from "Between The Words".

The punctuation of Alice in Wonderland. Artwork from "Between The Words". (Nick Rougeux)

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What would a literary classic look like if you were to take all of the words out of it? Kinda beautiful, actually. Quote, comma, comma, exclamation point, end quote!  

Moby Dick example

An example of an excerpt of Moby Dick

That's the premise behind Between the Words, a project by web developer and data artist Nicholas Rougeux. He reduced literary works to the punctuation used, in the order they appeared and in one continuous line, to create a visual representation of the work.


To see more examples of Nicholas' work, you can visit his website.