says: "I'm fascinated by the almost legible. Have you ever imagined there were words somewhere that you could almost read?" She offers this intriguing illustration
has more distinct letters but is equally illegible.
"A sky full of stars arranged itself in an unreadable tombstone motto."
—Fred Chappell, I Am One of You Forever
Speaking of epitaphs in the sky, the Orion Correlation Theory
proposes a relationship between the Egyptian pyramids of Giza and the alignment of stars in the Orion constellation. Here's a big graphic
depicting the correlation.
More mundane but equally mysterious, here's an unreadable funeral marker
inside a rock-lined grave in Texas.
"In places the ink was faded, the script unreadable. It appeared to be a poem."
—Kelly Jones, The Seventh Unicorn
Here's an unreadable 18-line poem
, scrawled by Mark W.
"He was writing tiny, illegible doodles on big sheets of paper years before anyone else."
—Edmund White, My Lives
Here's an unreadable page of doodles
, with text from an off-world language.
"Concrete poems are often close to graphic art and may be unreadable in a conventional way."
—Stephen Matterson and Darryl Jones, Studying Poetry
Here's unreadable text art
, by a program that encodes text as binary and represents the resulting code visually.