Author(s): Sharon Werner
Blocky or small. Thick or tall.
Roundish, slope-y, fancy or dopey.
Letters look different in all different places.
That's because they have different typefaces.
From an alligator made of aaa's to a zebra made of zzz's, the alphabeasties in this book are ingeniously built out of multiple typefaces. Adults and children will be engaged and delighted with the flaps, which lift to reveal "beasties" for each letter of the alphabet.
Sharon Werner and Sarah Forss, are graphic designers at the 2-person design studio Werner Design Werks, Inc. in St. Paul, Minnesota. Sharon and Sarah love type, all types of type. Of course they have their favorites, like Clarendon and Franklin Gothic. They use type on all sorts of projects: identity, brochures, packaging, posters and books for clients that include Moet Hennessey, Target, Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day (which has 7 different typefaces on one label!), Chronicle Books, Levi's and Melcher Media. Their studio has made remarkable international impact with their commitment to simplicity, honesty and practicality in design. This intelligent, straightforward approach to design has garnered WDW many graphic design awards as well as a place in the permanent collections of the Library of Congress, Musee De La Poste, Victoria and Albert Museum, Musee des Arts Decoratifs and the Cooper Hewitt Museum.www.wdw.com