The Evolution of the Alphabet

This colorful chart reveals amazing evolution of alphabet, from 1750 BC to today.

We use the letters of the alphabet everyday, but did we ever stop to wonder how their shapes came to be? The history of the alphabet is fascinating, and each of the 26 letters has its own unique story.
Matt Baker of Useful Charts has designed a wonderful chart that explains how each letter of the alphabet developed over various periods within thousands of years and shows how modern English language evolved from the ancient Proto-Sinaitic script of biblical times to the Phoenician alphabet to the Archaic Greek alphabet to Archaic Latin to Roman script and the modern Roman form we know and use now.