By: Jeff Clark    Date: Sun, 25 Oct 2009

I love typographic designs. When I was doing my first work with Word Portraits a year ago it occurred to me that I could probably make a really cool childrens ABC book where the representative images were constructed with words or letterforms. I thought it might be visually interesting and that potentially there might even be an educational benefit for the kids learning to read if the images helped them remember the beginning letter for the word. I haven't pursued the idea yet but I just stumbled across a beautiful example of the same idea. It's called alphabeasties: and other Amazing Types and was created by Werner Design Werks.

Here are a couple of images from the book:

Alphabeasties Cover
Monkey and Newt
E is for Elephant

I encountered this via grain edit.


Cameron/Brown Contrast Diagram
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