Alphabeasties and other Amazing Types by Sharon Werner and Sarah Foss. Blue Apple Books. 2009
I like type, I like the alphabet and I like animals so imagine what I was like when I found Alphabeasties. Very happy indeed.
It’s a great book for those who have a bit of a crush on type. At the start of the book you get a little into to the mind of a graphic designer and why they us different fonts for different things. Then you move on to the fun - a playful use of type to illustrate the animals of the alphabet plus a few little extras.
It’s witty, clever and pleasing to the eye and with lift the flaps and extendable pages you get even more of the book than you thought.
If thats not enough you can get Alphabeasties Flash Cards and Stuffed toys. Check out their website to find other type based creations