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Woodblock print by Annie Bissett depicting a secret code words of the NSA called accordian
ACCORDIAN
Japanese woodblock (mokuhanga)
6" x 6" (15.24 x 15.24 cm)

A is for accordian. Accordian is “a Type 1 Cryptographic algorithm used by the NSA in a number of crypto products.”

Hieroglyphics are a cryptographer's dream, as they stopped being used in Egypt by around 400 AD and it took 1400 years before any other peoples were able to translate them.

Five applications of color, with blind emboss
Kochi Kozo paper
edition: 20