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Bob Moss has focused much of his mixed media art work on the Deseret Alphabet. By way of introduction, please consider this quote explaining the unique script:
The Deseret Alphabet is a phonetic alphabet developed in the mid-19th century by the board of regents of the University of Deseret (later the University of Utah) under the direction of Brigham Young, second president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

The alphabet was intended to replace the traditional Latin alphabet with an alternate, more phonetically accurate alphabet for the English language. This would offer immigrants an opportunity to learn to read and write English, which is often less phonetically consistent than many other languages. Similar experiments were not uncommon during the period, and some of the better-known results include Pitman Shorthand and (much later) the Shavian alphabet.

Another goal in creating the Deseret alphabet was to offer all faithful Mormons a unifying script that might encourage a sense of community among recent European converts, as well as a higher sense of difference from non-Mormons. The Deseret Alphabet was never widely used.

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