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Cat logo in the shape of the letter C..

Introduction
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* What real world objects look very similar to alphabet characters? Using recognizable objects only.
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* For use in graphic design.
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* Visual Example in my devArt gallery.
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Uppercase Alphabet
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A: Pizza slice. Math Compass. Also see uppercase D (a round A tipped on it's side). Construction cone.
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B: Camel humps. Bikini top.
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C: See lower case n.
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D: Math protractor. u-bolt with plate.
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E: See uppercase W.
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F: Skeleton key.
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G: Microscope side view.
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H: I-Beam.
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I: see uppercase H (rotated 90').
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J: See uppercase L.
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K: [none so far]
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L: Farm scythe or sickle. Candycane. Gun. Power-drill. Boot for coyboy/skying/rollerblade/motorcycle. Human bent over. Human sat on floor, legs outward. Bolt hook with nut at the top. Fishing hook. Bent fishing pole.
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M: see uppercase W.
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N: See uppercase Z.
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O: Crown of thorns. Moon. Sun. Cookie/Donut/Bagel. Car tire. Sewer lid. Holiday wreath. Gear. Candy of Lifesavers, M&M, Skittles, Peppermint swirl. Frisbee. DVD. Vinyl Record. Earth. Coin. Beachball. Baseball. Basketball. Soccerball. Marble. Orange/Apple. Old timey life preserver. Bolt washer. Bottle cap. Jar lid. Eye. Stop sign. Steering wheel for car or old timey ship.
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P: See lowercase p.
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Q: [none so far]
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R: Skeleton key.
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S: See uppercase Z.
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T: Shaving Razor. Hammerhead Shark. Sledgehammer. Wine opener. Construction T. Park light.
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U: See lowercase n. (n, u, and c, are all similar when rotated).
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V: bird. pizza slice. Math Compass. Also see lowercase n.
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W: bird.
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X: Human stand, arms/legs spread. Open scissors. Open tongs.
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Y: Wishbone. Human hand-stand, legs spread. Human stand straight, arms spread upward.
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Z: snake, worm, eel, rope, string, chain. 3-piece-folding-ruller.
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Lowercase Alphabet
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a: [none so far]
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b: see lowercase p.
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c: see lowercase n (rotated, looks like C).
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d: see lowercase b.
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e: [none so far]
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f: [none so far]
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g: see lowercase b.
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h: chair. Rotate 90' for uppercase J.
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i: lit candle. spark plug. lizard.
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j: Broken candy-cane.
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k: see uppercase K.
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l: Pen/Pencil/Marker. Butter knife, steak knife. Dagger. Remote control.
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m: see uppercase M.
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n: horseshoe. wooden clamp. pottery calipers. bicycle break caliper. mac n cheese noodle. u bolt. Human bent in arch. unfolded sunglasses. studio headphones. earmuffs. old timey magnet. boomarang. cave entrance. castle door or drawbridge.
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o: see uppercase O.
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p: none thus far. similar are g, 9, 6, q.
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q: sometimes see lowercase g. similar are g, 9, 6, q.
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r: see upper case L (flipped vertically and horizontally).
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s: see uppercase Z.

t: Cross. Sword. Dagger. Stone tombstone.
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u: see lowercase n. above.
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v: Also see lowercase n.
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w: see uppercase W.
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x: see uppercase X.

y: (Sometimes see uppercase Y).
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z: see uppercase Z.
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Numbers
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1: vertical lizard looking left. Also see lowercase l.
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2: see uppercase Z.
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3: See uppercase E (Flipped Horizontally).
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4: Also see uppercase or lowercase Y.
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5: see uppercase Z.
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6: see lowercase b.
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7: see upper case L.
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9: see lowercase b.
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0: see upper case O.
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Symbols
*: Starfish.
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< >:
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$:
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#:
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Heart Shape:
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Universal No Sign:
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Using Flexible Objects to Form Letters is Not Recommended Unless They Are Instantly Recognizable
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* String/Ribbon.
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* Building Blocks, Lego's.
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* Shaped Fire.
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* Sticks or Formed Tree Branches or Rose Bush Vine.
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* Using non-recognizable shapes, like rarely-seen car parts.
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* PVC, Metal Pipe, Garden Hose.
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* Electric eel.
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* Animals or Reptiles bent into unnatural shapes.
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* Blown Glass, Neon Signs, Shaped Clouds.
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* Carvings or Sculptures: Wood, rock, ice.
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Find More Shapes
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Paste these keywords into a Google Image Search or any photo site. Let me know what you find!
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* Looks like the letter A
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* Letter Shapes
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* Alphabet Shapes
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* Human Letter Shapes
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Misc Notes
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* “Reverse Image Search” is a helpful extension for Internet Browsers, mainly Google Chrome. Clicking an image will perform a Google Search on that image, allowing you to find a larger image or similar images, or the source of an image. There are numerous similar extensions.
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Using Similar Letters “See lowercase n”
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* Notice some letters say “See lowercase n”. When rotated or flipped, n looks like other letters. A horseshoe can represent numerous letters including n.
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* Similar letter groups include: CcnUuVv. Ss5Zz. 7L. bdgp69. HI. 0Oo. 1l. AV (Sometimes).
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Internet Resources
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* Popular Image Search websites: Google Images. deviantArt. Flickr. Tumblr. Stock photo sites.
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Cited Sources
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* Myself! None needed.
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lifehack/alphabet_shapes.txt · Last modified: 2017/10/21 04:55 by reb