Craft & Design
Some Day You Will Be Dead: The Alphabet In Real Bones


Kyle Scheele found a dead opossum. Really really dead. Really, it was only an opossum skeleton, but it was fully in tact. He had already been considering a project in the area of typography, and this just seemed like a perfect opportunity. He started arranging some of the bones into letters to form a quote to ponder.. Once he got started photographing letters though, he figured, “why not just make the whole alphabet?:”


Kyle makes a new thing every day. Typically they are much more light hearted in feeling than this, and he realizes this might be a bit strange for some people.

I’m aware that today’s post might seem a little morbid to some people, but it’s meant to have the opposite effect. Like Steve said above, pondering your own mortality is the best motivator to live better today.

We say keep them coming Kyle!


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