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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


photobook (Scope note)

A bound book containing a sequence of photographs, by one photographer or several, either with or without accompanying text, often on a particular theme; with particular attention given to its design (binding, jacket, typography, paper, cover); described by Martin Parr and Gerry Badger as "an essay in photographs" ('The Photobook: A History', Phaidon, 2004). See also 'illustrated book'.