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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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.