The ancient Egyptian civilisation developed an undeniably recognisable and beautiful visual brand.
And it’s that beauty, that style, that permeated both the lives and the afterlives of the Egyptians that’s the driving force still bringing us into the Egyptology fold today.
It’s a gateway drug, and once we’re in, we become further entrapped by this fascinating culture, from the daily lives of farmers and craftsmen through to the crazy and complex religious beliefs and philosophical concepts.
Hi, I’m Julia, an Egyptologist, photographer and book typesetter. As a visually inspired person, when I study the amazing objects and the writings left by these people, it breathes the very life into me. I want to help them look their very best, be it laying out text in a book or creating beautiful images with my photography.
And that’s where you come into play. If you’re a museum or book publisher dealing with the subject of ancient Egypt, I’d love to see if we can work together.
Or, if you’re a person as passionate about ancient Egypt as I am, I hope you’ll find something here to scratch that itch.
Unlike many other scripts and languages, adding ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs to your document is not always a straightforward task.
As well as there being a limited choice of good fonts available, hieroglyphs have the added difficulty of being a non-linear script. In other words, the ancient Egyptian’s habit of creating nice, neat, space-saving groups of hieroglyphs makes modern typesetting much more tricky than if you were typing, say, ancient Greek, or Latin, or even Coptic.
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