The alphabet re-imagined as cute vehicles

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Thursday 27 March 2014

Alphabet Machines’ is a series of illustrations by Taiwan-based illustrator Kuo Cheng Liao, in which he features the letters of the alphabet as adorable and weird machines.

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An alphabet inspired by the landmarks of European cities

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Thursday 20 February 2014

Learning the alphabet has never looked more culturally and historically engaging with these illustrations of European cities in the form of letters. Japanese illustrator Hugo Yoshikawa drew the alphabet by creating a collage of famous landmarks and monuments from 26 cities, resulting in a different kind of European road trip.

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The alphabet made to look like different landscapes

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Friday 14 February 2014

Towering mountains and vast oceans become vowels and consonants in this series found deep within the archives of the British Museum. Illustrated by a Charles Joseph Hullmandel sometime between 1818 and 1860, the series contains 26 landscapes contoured to become the letters of the alphabet.

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An illustrated A-Z of Unusual Words

Sean Alves Reader Find

By Sean Alves in New Illustration on Tuesday 23 July 2013

Irish based design duo The Project Twins hit the dictionary for this word heavy illustration project. From Acersecomic (a person whose hair has never been cut) to Zugzwang (a position in which any decision or move will result in problems), the twins help us understand the strange, unusual and somewhat lost words of the English […]

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Back to school: Awesome Animal Alphabet by Mat Mabe

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in New Design on Saturday 27 April 2013

Let’s get back to basics. “O” is for Owl; “F” is for Fox. This cute animal alphabet by Mat Mabe puts a modern spin on the age-old tradition of teaching children their letters with the help of little pictures. I would love a large poster or book of these prints. Go on, order one for […]

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Alphagames: The alphabet in games

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in Video on Saturday 3 November 2012

Atlanta-based editor and animator Evan Seitz has made every gaming parent a happy one with a pithy video that takes you through the alphabet from A to Z with sequences from games. The challenge is to name the different games that appear. There’s a version for film buffs too.

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Alphabet Apocrypha by Nathan Marsh

Nathan Marsh Reader Find

By Nathan Marsh in New Illustration on Tuesday 2 October 2012

I started illustrating the alphabet on a whim, just to see how much narrative I could wrangle out of a single letter. Sometimes it’s easier to be creative in restraints and the project has had momentum that’s carried it to the letter P. Since “A,” it’s kind of morphed into a transgressive children’s book. The world is full of beasts and grisly things, but I like keeping the whimsy about it.

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Long-exposure alphabet by Amandine Alessandra

Rebekah Rhoden Contributor

By Rebekah Rhoden in New Photography on Friday 17 August 2012

London-based photographer and graphic designer Amandine Alessandra created an alphabet of long-exposure photographs. The series is entitled Dance With Me and it features 26 choreographic micro-pieces. Each letter is formed by the continuous motion of the subject’s arms, and the long-exposure photography records the motion that the naked eye can’t see.

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ABChair by Roeland Otten

Contributions Reader Find

By Anastasia Gerali in New Products on Friday 19 November 2010

Rotterdam designer Roeland Otten has designed a collection of 26 chairs, each spelling out one letter of the alphabet.

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