This four colour silkscreen poster presents one typographic reference glyph for all 293 known writing systems in the world, living or historical.

Linguistic and typographic research was done by Atelier National de Recherche Typographique (ANRT), Nancy, France; Institut Designlabor Gutenberg (IDG), Hochschule Mainz, Germany and Script Encoding Initiative (SEI), Department of Linguistics, Berkeley, USA.

The World's Writing Systems —— Very Limited Editon Poster

A four colour code indicates living / historical scripts and Unicode encoded / not yet encoded scripts.

Concept and copyright: Johannes Bergerhausen, Hochschule Mainz, Germany, 2018 — 2022

Type Design: Johannes Bergerhausen, Arthur Francietta, Jérôme Knebusch, Morgane Pierson, ANRT, Nancy, France, 2016 — 2021

Poster Design: Ilka Helmig, Johannes Bergerhausen, Cologne, 2018 — 2022

Printed at Lézard Graphique, Brumath, France, 2022

Format 80 × 120 cm

First edition, 2018, 600 copies — sold out
Second edition, 2019, 600 copies — sold out
Third revised edition, 1,000 copies, 2022

Order at Hochschule Mainz