The Kryptos Project

Gary Phillips, the author of the “Kryptos Revisited” web site monitors various Kryptos-Sculpture-related web sites, blogs, and news sources to give you the best in originality and usefulness.  One web site that has stood as a beacon of information in the vast sea of endless Kryptos references is “The Kryptos Project” by Jew-Lee Lann.

Please visit her web site for original Kryptos sources at www.theKryptosProject.com.

This professional source is now among the other “Kryptos Revisited” recommended sites:

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CNN B-Roll Transcript (June 2005)

A previously concealed B-Roll transcript from CNN Interviews in June 2005 has been made available at KryptosRevisited.com.  The transcript was compiled and edited by CNN’s Justine Redman (producer) and Elonka Dunin.

Sanborn discusses details of his CIA Sculpture “Kryptos,” and reveals new information about clues leading up to K4.  He also discloses actual techniques and concepts about k4, noting how it might fit in to the rest of the puzzle.

Read the original transcript here.

Interactive Kryptos Sandbox

Interactive resources are now available at kryptos.info to aid in experimental sleuthing.  You can explore the growing list of helpful tools under the “Interactive Solutions Sandbox” toolbar.  Discover Morse Code Tables, translators, and exclusive solvers related to Kryptos, the sculpture at CIA Headquarters.  Subscribe to the RSS feed on this page to learn about new tools as they become available.  Future plans include an interactive palimpsest solver at the “Interactive Kryptos Sandbox”, a visual Vigenere solver, and many other unique resources pertaining to classical cryptography.

Morse Code Tables

Morse Code Translators

Sanborn’s Kryptos Sculpture Transcripts

The Kryptos Copperplate Transcript is available at KryptosRevisited.com.  The ciphertext as it appears on the copper scroll and the plain text discovered using Vigenère (first two parts) and Transposition (third part) are now available with easy copy and paste capabilities.  Spacing has been omitted in the plain text transcripts to minimize the introduction of interpretation error.  The layout of the plain text as it coincides withs its corresponding ciphertext is properly represented and is difficult to find elsewhere online.  The tableau is also depicted backward, as is in the sculpture.

Kryptos Copperplate Ciphertext (left panel)

Kryptos Copperplate Tableau (right panel)

Kryptos Copperplate Plain Text (decrypted using Vigenere and Matrix Rotational Transposition)

Totally Invisible? Tally I*N*V*I*S*I*B*L*E

Wondering if some of our word spacing could be altered for more clues.  Remember the plain text doesn’t have spaces.

HOWS THAT POSSIBLE?  IT WAS TOTALLY INVISIBLE.

HOW’S THAT POSSIBLE? IT WAS TO TALLY IN VISIBLE.

Tally invisible?  The Morse Code?  Just a thought, nothing more.  My point is that maybe we haven’t selected the right word spacing throughout the known plain text.  Who was responsible for it?  It may have been overlooked in the excitement of someone having discovered the plain text in the first place.  I’m checking on other possibilities…

Should also mention that if X’s are periods as Sanborn claims, why are there so many places where X’s don’t terminate a sentence?!  Pay attention to those X’s!  You heard it here.

Authentic Kryptos TrueType Font

A new Kryptos Font has been replicated!  Now Kryptos enthusiasts have a new resource to add to their tool chest.  Gary Phillips, the designer of the first known Kryptos transcript depicting the copperplate’s exact font and orientation, has produced an entirely new installable Kryptos font.  The Kryptos Sculpture Family of Fonts is a replica of the Kryptos Sculpture typeface comprising four distinct font sets.  One is monospaced for producing attractive Kryptos Transcript tables, and another representing the complete set of International Morse Codes.  The other fonts combine the glyphs from the sculpture for authentic copperplate replication.  Mr. Phillips has generously made these tools freely available for download from KryptosRevisited.com.

Learn more about the techniques used to extract the Kryptos font and the meticulous methods involved in reconstructing the entire character set over a six month period at Gary Phillips’ web site KryptosRevisited.com.  Get the Kryptos Sculpture Family of Fonts for Windows, Mac, and Linux in TrueType and Type 1 True Vector Fonts.  His web site  explores Kryptos and has reproduced content related to Jim Sanborn’s sculpture that can be found nowhere else online — an invaluable service to Kryptos enthusiasts.

Download the Kryptos Font here!

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