Books On Books Collection – Sharon Werner & Sharon Forss

Alphabeasties and Other Amazing Types (2009)

Alphabeasties and Other Amazing Types (2009)
Sharon Werner & Sharon Forss
Hardcover. H300 xW mm, 56 pages. Acquired from Golden Waves of Books, 7 August 2021.
Photos: Books On Books Collection.

Unlike Roberto de Vicq de Cumptich’s Bembo’s Zoo (2000), this book relies on numerous type faces with which to create its alphabeasties, posed above the book’s illustratively shaped chiron that also provides the running information about “other amazing types”. Information is also conveyed from under flaps, through cutouts, across foldouts and by background images constructed of words.

Further Reading

Abecedaries I (in progress)“. Books On Books Collection.

Roberto de Vicq de Cumptich‘”. 12 February 2021. Books On Books Collection.

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