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To celebrate Vikings Live, we have replaced our Roman alphabet with the runic alphabet used by the Vikings, the Scandinavian ‘Younger Futhark’. The ‘Younger Futhark’ has only 16 letters, so we have used some of the runic letters more than once or combined two runes for one Roman letter.

For an excellent introduction to runes, we recommend Martin Findell’s book published by British Museum Press.

More information about how we have ‘runified’ this site

 
Two rows of commuters seated facing, reading newspapers. c.1934
Colour linocut, printed in yellow, red, light and dark blue, on oriental tissue

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1985,1005.21

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Two rows of commuters seated facing, reading newspapers. c.1934 Colour linocut, printed in yellow, red, light and dark blue, on oriental tissue

Reproduced by permission of the artist’s estate, Osborne Samuel, London and the Bridgeman Art Library

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  • Two rows of commuters seated facing, reading newspapers. c.1934
Colour linocut, printed in yellow, red, light and dark blue, on oriental tissue

    Full: Front