Monotype brief. The challenge was to develop a new typographic system for a local street paper which was distributed by homeless vendors. What is the role of type in general? Why not consider two of its main functions separately? Firstly, we can deliver a message through letters recognition. And the second channel of communication is type itself including its style, rhythm, and a variety of associations called to mind by its use. Thus, typography can speak without letters being recognised. The hobo secret language of signs is an example of an alternative writing system. Here is a series of short-term unauthorised micro-exhibitions presented in a booklet.