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Alphabeasties and Other Amazing Types Hardcover – July 29, 2009
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Starred Review. No ordinary abecedarian, this typographical trip will wow design fans and suggest creative projects with letterforms. The book s introduction speaks affectionately of typefaces just like people, they look different and have different personalities before embarking on a thrilling spin through the alphabet. The first spread presents an alligator s silhouette, made up of capital and lowercase As, as the repeated word algae forms green strands around it. A bat shaped from gothic Bs holds vampire connotations; tall, skinny Gs evoke the height of a giraffe that hides behind leafy, vertical folds; and breathless italic Rs make a rabbit seem poised to leap. Werner and Forss, a debuting team of graphic designers, devote page borders to extra wordplay: a C becomes the curved back and tail of a cat, a K s extended foot kicks a soccer ball, a cursive L is a lasso and rounded Ps nestle in a pod. Innovations arrive several to a page, rewarding repeat visits and encouraging readers to muse on the power of type and all that letters and words can imply or insinuate.
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I want to buy another one to keep in pristine condition as I feel this will become a classic. I love it.
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Makes for an excellent gift, for not only children, but possibly even adults.Published 22 months ago by LU
the book was used but imo more damaged than the description since a liftable flap was torn off,,,otherwise we LOVE the bookPublished on March 9, 2014 by Tracy Sarver
I bought this book as a gift to my friends son. The book is super cute and I want to buy a copy for myself and I'm 41! It's great for kids and adults.Published on July 12, 2013 by J.D
well written and illustrated, this was a good choice, and is very much enjoyed by my two young family membersPublished on July 6, 2013 by eileen t petre
Creative use of typefaces. Love the pictures and graphics. Captures attention of 3 year old and great resource for teaching kids how to interpret letters and manipulate them for... Read morePublished on January 21, 2013 by Techie484
My son is learning to read and I love how it shows that letters can look different depending on the font. There's a page or two for each letter. Read morePublished on October 26, 2010 by L. DECHELLO
We love Alphabeasties. My 3 year old is learning to match letter sounds to letter shapes and this helps alot. Now he can see 'A' and know that it's an 'A'. Read morePublished on October 19, 2010 by Atti's Mommy
From the day my wife gave this book to our 2 year old son, it's been one of his favorites. He has several alphabet books, but this is by far the most original, and I think we all... Read morePublished on June 29, 2010 by AB