Alphabeasties and Other Amazing Types

by Whitney on October 9, 2010

images: werner design werks

For new readers, creative fonts can be more frustrating than fun. When Goose first began reading, she struggled with any atypical typeface.

Design nerd that I am, I let this frustration open the door for a discussion about typography. With my four year old. We discussed how a loopy B and a spiky B both make the same sound, and we revisit this talk regularly. Little g’s, a’s, and q’s are frequently in the spotlight, and I love it. I love how this conversation merges my loves of art and words, and I hope that it instills a similar appreciation in my kids.

Obviously, I’m a bit obsessed.

So imagine my delight when I discovered Alphabeasties, a children’s book demonstrating the personality of different typefaces through graphic animal images. I teared up at first sight. Yes, seriously. You may, too, so prepare yourself. It really is beautiful.

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