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Phone Number Patterns

I was contemplating the phone numbers I’ve had since I was five, and wondered how they would look conceptually. I found a photo of a phone pad, imported it into a bottom layer in Illustrator, and drew a line on a separate layer from one number to the next for each of the seven digits in each phone number. The images that follow are the results.


 

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By Kim Siever

I live in Lethbridge with my spouse and 5 of our 6 children. I’m a writer, focusing on political news, social issues, and the occasional poem. My politics are radically left. I recently finished writing a book debunking several capitalism myths. My newest book writing project is on the labour history of Lethbridge.

I’m also dichotomally Mormon. And I’m a functional vegetarian: I have a blog post about that somewhere around here. My pronouns are he/him, and I’m queer.

14 replies on “Phone Number Patterns”

Insightful. My wife memorizes phone numbers spatially, although I memorize the numbers themselves. It always intrigues me that when I ask her a phone number she dials the number in the air.

Insightful. My wife memorizes phone numbers spatially, although I memorize the numbers themselves. It always intrigues me that when I ask her a phone number she dials the number in the air.

This conceptualization reminds me of what used to happen when my mechanical engineer roomate, a genius, had had far too many bong hits. It’s brilliance – no doubt there – but you have to scratch your chin a bit.

This conceptualization reminds me of what used to happen when my mechanical engineer roomate, a genius, had had far too many bong hits. It’s brilliance – no doubt there – but you have to scratch your chin a bit.

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