The Graphic Alphabet

A book for adults as well as for kids, David Pelletier’s The Graphic Alphabet features letters that do just about everything except turn somersaults. Publisher’s Weekly: “This arresting alphabet book is far removed from the ‘A is for Apple’ school of abecedaries. Here, A is for Avalanche, and the churning snow in the accompanying illustration crumbles from the summit of an A-shaped mountain. B is for Bounce, and the arcing path of a blue ball loops to form the outer curves of that letter. Each of the 26 letters is thus ingeniously featured in an illustration that represents the word in question. Glossy and elegant, Pelletier’s debut work is striking for the clean lines of its images and the overarching simplicity of its composition. . . . There is humor here, too: set sideways, the letter D glows as a horned red devil; in a ghoulish X ray, two bony fingers overlap to form an X.” Giggle factor: depends on your sense of humor. Adult enjoyment: if you like art. Illustrations: four jelly jars (well, maybe five for the O’s, strung like glowing necklaces).


~ by kaychubbuck on July 1, 2010.

One Response to “The Graphic Alphabet”

  1. There’s a very limited preview on Google Books:

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