Jason Savage has brought the traditional substitution cipher into the realm of contemporary art. The linear graphic lettering technique used to reveal each piece’s message and title is unique to this graphic designer. His works are unmistakable and technically demanding. Read the history of his work. This all began with a bar challenge in 1972. Owners of his cryptograms that feature a black question marked red spider are the only ones who can unlock and reveal their secrets which can include more than just the linear graphics.

Individual containers composed of vertically displayed but horizontally read characters are Savage’s trademark. His pieces are uniquely identifiable. One of a kind designer puzzles!

Steven Clontz – Mathematician, professor, and puzzle designer based out of the University of South Alabama.

Cryptic puzzles

“These are the most common type of puzzles found in quality puzzlehunts and escape rooms, and enthusiasts consider these challenges to be simply “puzzles” Such puzzles might alternatively be called “designer” puzzles which are meant to be solved at most once by a given person, since part of the puzzle is the epiphany required to see an extraction technique.”

Jason SavageDevelopment: Trithemian Web™ Originals are 100% digitally created cryptograms (text written in code).

Size: Trithemian Web™ digital creations range from small to large. The full size Trithemian Web™ 1 is 72″ x 72″. It would make an impressive quad panel print.

Layout: Characters displayed vertically but read horizontally. A blend of contemporary art and cryptology; an artistic format using a linear graphic character set, developed over years of experimentation, to reveal the ciphertext.

Objective: Decipher the code (ciphertext). It reveals the designer’s thoughts on a particular subject as well as the title of the piece. Some pieces include other hidden elements.  

Promotion: Media. Instagram. Twitter. Public Display. Minted NFT’s.

Printing: If you decide to display a physical version of an original digital file please consider a LumaChrome HD by Nevada Art Printers. They offer other mediums as well, like oil based inks on canvas.