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Alphabets: A Miscellany of Letters

Black Dog Press

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David Sacks 

Hardcover | 21.6 x 3.8 x 26.7 cm | 240 pp

Black Dog Press | 2010 | 9781907317095

Alphabets: A Miscellany of Letters is a colourful and playful treasury of letters in use. From a comprehensive introduction on the origins of the written word, through to theories such as ''The Alphabet Effect'', to exploring coding, decoding and abstraction Alphabets features illustrations, found objects, graphic design, art, conceptual typography, graffiti and much more. Through the exploration of this grouping of 26 symbols, the compelling persona and history of each letter is revealed.

The alphabets presented in this title show how artists, typographers, illustrators and educators have uniquely interpreted each individual letter. Featuring letters of all shapes and sizes and alphabets ranging from Victorian classroom aides, Dr Seuss' ABC through to Peter Blake, Michael Craig-Martin, Tauba Auerbach, and the 'Tangled Alphabets' of Leon Ferrari and Mira Schendelto to ABC Blocks, phonetics, Braille, and Muji alphabet ice cube moulds, Alphabets: A Miscellany of Letters offers a cornucopia of imagery alongside fascinating text.

 

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