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Shakespeare’s sonnets visualized as signatures (pictures)
William Shakespeare’s sonnets are unique to the core. Why not showing them as unique signatures?
Here is another great literary visualization from Nicholas Rougeux, a Chicago-based web developer and graphic designer.
Sonnet Signatures project visualizes 154 of William Shakespeare’s sonnets by charting the letters used in each one.
The technique Rougeux invented to generate the digital signatures is impressive. Each line of a sonnet was assigned a point with coordinates on a graph based on:
- the number of letters used excluding punctuation – X axis,
- the average value of the letters excluding punctuation – Y axis.
All the points were then connected with a sweeping exaggerated stroke based on the order of the lines in the sonnet (1 to 2 to 3, etc).
The artwork with all 154 Shakespeare sonnet signatures is available on Zazzle. The 24 × 36-inch poster costs $27.80.
What’s more, you can get each of the signatures on a standalone artwork. Check out the entire collection here.
Sonnet Signatures by Nicholas Rougeux
Via Mental Floss.
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The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes
by Suzanne Collins
Part 1: The Mentor
Coriolanus released the fistful of cabbage into the pot of boiling water and swore that one day it would never pass his lips again. But this was not that day. He needed to eat a large bowl of the anemic stuff, and drink every drop of broth, to prevent his stomach from growling during the reaping ceremony. It was one of a long list of precautions he took to mask the fact that his family, despite residing in the penthouse of the Capitol’s most opulent apartment building, was as poor as district scum. That at eighteen, the heir to the once-great house of Snow had nothing to live on but his wits.
His shirt for the reaping was worrying him. He had an acceptable pair of dark dress pants bought on the black market last year, but the shirt was what people looked at. Fortunately, the Academy provided the uniforms it required for daily use. For today’s ceremony, however, students were instructed to be dressed fashionably but with the solemnity the occasion dictated. Tigris had said to trust her, and he did. Only his cousin’s cleverness with a needle had saved him so far. Still, he couldn’t expect miracles.
The shirt they’d dug from the back of the wardrobe—his father’s, from better days—was stained and yellowed with age, half the buttons missing, a cigarette burn on one cuff. Too damaged to sell in even the worst of times, and this was to be his reaping shirt? This morning he had gone to her room at daybreak, only to find both his cousin and the shirt missing. Not a good sign. Had Tigris given up on the old thing and braved the black market in some last-ditch effort to find him proper clothing? And what on earth would she possess worth trading for it? Only one thing—herself—and the house of Snow had not yet fallen that far. Or was it falling now as he salted the cabbage?
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