New Language Index

Languages are an expression to who we are as individuals, communities, and nations.

Culture reflects social systems and shared behavioral patterns, beliefs, knowledge, attitudes and values. Language and alphabets represents different cultures all over the world. With accelerating globalization processes in our modern age, values of all cultures are uniting, maybe even to a one unified corporate identity.

New Language Index presents parts today's most prominent contemporary languages, while every one of them affects other languages, as well as being affected by them. Each language in the book has an image of an alphabetical character, styled as a mixture between "serif" and "sans serif" type, in order for the viewer to compare between the traditional cultural letter style, and the new international style which every language finally adopted.

In addition to that, each language has a descriptive info appears in 3 stages: the first stage is the original info in Hebrew, the book's language. The 2nd stage is an automatic translation to the target language, and the 3rd stage is another automatic translation from the previous one, back to Hebrew.
The translation process creates differences, defects, and mistakes. The least common languages has the greatest amount of defects in translation.

The visual comparison on which the book is based upon allows us to map, or perhaps to re-map the languages, this time according to the cultural power and influence which stands behind them.