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11. 25. 2008

Papercutoutalphabet rug: you find the 'Z'


That our alphabet contains 26 letters must be an annoyance that has plagued many a Western designer trying to fit them into a nice equal grid: five lines of five always leaves one letter on its own. Do you try to fit two letters into one space? Do you go for eight lines of three and one more of two?

I've seen various solutions, but never one as radical as that employed by this rug - just lop off the letter 'Z'!

On second glance I wondered whether the point was that the 'N' could double up - after all, it's on its side. Or is the designer just making a statement about the mathematics of the square? Who knows, but if you can live with the puzzle and it doesn't bug you every single time you look at it, you may agree with us here at Babygadget that it's a very nice item regardless.

Posted by Myf    Category: decor
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I think the Z appears when you step back a bit. The E on the top line looks suspiciously joined to the U on the bottom line...making one big Z. Maybe.

Took me a while to get what you meant, Mike, but I see it now. It's certainly a possibility. The designer's doing a good job if he can get people thinking creatively, anyway!

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