Part fun application and part social experiment, I hope you’ll enjoy the novelty of the Letter Project by Ze Frank as much as I did.
When you arrive on the site, click on a letter or on the intro paragraph to open the application. (for me it opened in a new tab.) I’ve started you on the introduction screen so that you can read what the project is about and see the totals for each letter.
Ze Frank asked people to take a photo of themselves holding up a sign of the first letter of their name. So if I were to submit one, I’d need to draw an A on my sign. Then he created a database of these letters and put them into the Letter Project application. At the top of the page there is a text box you can write in. Delete the text there, and type in anything. Beneath the text field your message will be generated using the letters people submitted to the site.
If you sit and watch it for a few minutes, you’ll see that it generates itself multiple times so that you can see tons of letter combinations based on the submissions for the letters you used!
If you like the application, you can even use it to write a letter to a friend. Just click the teeny tiny link at the top of the page that reads “send a letter project note to a friend” which will whisk you away to the form to fill out. Just type your message in and click submit. This will generate a link that you can copy and paste to share with your friend!