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ISBN13: 9781934706787
ISBN10: 1934706787
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Publisher Comments:

Blocky or small. Thick or tall.

Roundish, slope-y, fancy or dopey.

Letters look different in all different places.

That's because they have different typefaces.

From an alligator made of aaa's to a zebra made of zzz's, the alphabeasties in this book are ingeniously built out of multiple typefaces. Adults and children will be engaged and delighted with the flaps, which lift to reveal "beasties" for each letter of the alphabet.

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. Ages 4 — 8." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

A spectacular, font-astic tour-de-force from A to Z!

Synopsis:

Declared a "thrilling spin through the alphabet" by Publishers Weekly (starred review), this first book in Werner Design Werks' award-winning series turns letters into an artistic menagerie of animals—from Alligators to Zebra. It's a dazzling package of language arts, design smarts, humor, and fascinating nonfiction content. It's alpha-mazing!

About the Author

Sharon Werner and Sarah Forss are graphic designers at the two-person design studio Werner Design Werks, Inc. in St Paul, Minnesota, which has garnered many graphic design awards, as well as a place in the permanent collections of the Library of Congress, Musee De La Poste, Victoria and Albert Museum, Musee des Arts Decoratifs, and the Cooper Hewitt Museum. You can visit them online at www.wdw.com.

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Cathy from Olympia, Washington, February 5, 2010 (view all comments by Cathy from Olympia, Washington)
A tantalizing typographical trip through the alphabet transforming different typefaces into tantalizing text art, with each alphabeasty built from the first letter of its name. Personally, I can't decide whether my favorite is the octopus or giraffe. Or the curly-haired sheep. Or the dachshund. Or the... Although children will enjoy the book, I think adults are the ones who will truly appreciate the creative genius of Werner and Forss. A must-buy book for typeface/font freaks and graphic artists.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781934706787
Author:
Werner, Sharon
Publisher:
Blue Apple Books
With:
Nelson, Sarah
Introduction by:
Weismann, Joe
Introduction:
Weismann, Joe
Author:
Forss, Sarah
Author:
Nelson, Sarah
Subject:
Alphabet books
Subject:
English language -- Alphabet.
Subject:
Alphabet
Subject:
Concepts - Alphabet
Subject:
Animals - General
Subject:
Children s-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20090731
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from P up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Color illustrations throughout
Pages:
56
Dimensions:
11.5 x 9 in
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
04-08

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "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. Ages 4 — 8." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by ,
A spectacular, font-astic tour-de-force from A to Z!
"Synopsis" by ,

Declared a "thrilling spin through the alphabet" by Publishers Weekly (starred review), this first book in Werner Design Werks' award-winning series turns letters into an artistic menagerie of animals—from Alligators to Zebra. It's a dazzling package of language arts, design smarts, humor, and fascinating nonfiction content. It's alpha-mazing!

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