The Alphabet & Northwest Native Flora and Fauna Carved Into Crayons by Diem Chau.


In honor of her gallery showing at the G. Gibson Gallery in Seattle, artist Diem Chau has carved yet another amazing set of crayons. This time, it’s the complete alphabet along with flora and fauna (and a person or two) corresponding to each of the 26 letters and all related to the Great Northwest.


above: N for Northern Spotted Owl, from all angles

An incredible amount of work went into these carvings and Diem says she had a lot of fun learning about her native species, some are which were favorites and others were completely new to her.


above: D for Dogwood, from all angles

Letters A-G:

A is for Aquilegia (Columbine)
B is for Bald Eagle
C is for Cougar
D is for Dogwood
E is for Elk
F is for Fox
G is for Grizzly Bear


above: B is for Bald Eagle, from all angles

Letters H-M:

H is for Heron
I is for Iris
J is for Juniper
K is for Killer Whale
L is for Lynx
M is for Mountain Goat

Letters N-T:

N is for Northern Spotted Owl
O is for Otter
P is for Painted Turtle
Q is for Quinault Tribe
R is for Rhododendron
S is for Salmon
T is for Timberwolf


above: O is for Otter, from all angles

Letters U-Z:

U is for Urchin
V is for Viola
W is for Wolf Eel
X is for Xanthogrammica (Giant Green Anemone)
Y is for Yuma myotis (Vesper Bat)
Z is for Zapus princeps (Western Jumping Mouse)


above: V is for Vesper Bat, from all angles

The entire set will be on view at an upcoming show in Seattle.

Diem Chau
A-Z: Northwest Natives
August 30th – October 12th, 2013
Artist Reception: Thursday, Sept. 5th, 6-8pm
G. Gibson Gallery
300 S. Washington Street
Seattle, WA 98104
(206) 587-4033

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A Hole In G. Ollie Willis Designs A Typographic Golf Course.


Leicester born London based Designer Ollie Willis challenges the precision, patience and frustration common in the game of golf with a mini golf course in the shape of the letters of the alphabet. By creating a typeface that uses the curves, 45º and 90º angles that are present in mini golf courses, the letters can be made into interactive structures pairing the processes of golf and design to become a 26 hole course.





While not yet completed, Willis plans to design each of the 26 letters for the complete miniature golf course.

Ollie Willis

Thanks to Designboom for bringing this cool project to my attention.

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Kama Sutra Cover Art Inspires Full Typographic Alphabet, Prints and Animated Teaser.

The Kama Sutra Alphabet is a personal project from French born and London based illustrator Malika Favre. In 2011, Malika was commissioned by Paul Buckley at Penguin Books US to illustrate the new Deluxe Classic Cover of the Kama Sutra by Vatsyayana (shown below).

Using the original set of 7 letters she created for the cover as a starting point, Malika then decided to develop the full set of 26 letters as part of an exhibition project.

The Kama Sutra prints are currently on show at Pick Me Up from the 18th to the 28th of April 2013 at Somerset house in London and below is her animated Kama Sutra Teaser for the show:

Selected animations by Maki Yoshikura, Patrick Smith and Robin Davey.
Music credits : “La Decadence” by Serge Gainsbourg

Each letter of her alphabet is available in a very limited edition of 25 screen prints for £45 each, printed on Mohawk superfine 270gsm, signed and numbered by the artist.

The Kama Sutra Project Website

Contributors:
Concept and illustrations: Malika Favre
Website: Guy Moorhouse
Graphics and identity: Present Perfect
Lead animators: Patrick Smith, Maki Yoshikura
Guest animators: Robin Davey, Timothy Mc Court, Robert Milne, Liam Owen
Screenprinting: George Hurst

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Classic Chairs As Alphabet. Tim Fishlock’s Limited Edition Typeseat Screen Print and Chair Alphabet Prints From Blue Ant Studio.

I love chairs. And typography, So both Tim Fishlock’s and Blue Ant Studio’s beautiful prints are right up my alley/in my wheelhouse/my cup of tea… you get the picture.

Typeseat by Tim Fishlock
 First, Fishlock’s Typeseat is a limited edition screenprint featuring classic chairs as the letters of the alphabet.

Here Tim explains some background to the edition:
“A lot of my work explores symbols and the idea of pictorial shorthand. I’m fascinated by the alphabet, how most of the letters began as pictures, icons from another era. Social and cultural change and aesthetic trends have been reflected in the Roman alphabet as it’s been refined over the centuries. Few objects reflect this cultural change as distinctly as the chair. An Eames lounger or a Panton chair are effective shorthand for the aesthetic trends of the day.

Typeseat is my attempt at creating a pictorial alphabet made up of some of the most iconic chairs of the twentieth century.”

details:


Sold out on his own website, the screen print is now being offered from twentytwentyone

A limited edition of 300 prints available.
Dimensions: 
50 x 70cm
£48.00
buy it here

Alphabet & Chair Posters from Blue Ant Studio.

I’d be remiss to speak of a poster about classic modern chairs and the alphabet without mentioning Blue Ant Studio and their wonderful selection of prints. Here are three that incorporate classic modern chairs (and are very affordable):

Alphabet Orangina (detail):

The Alphabet of Design Classics (detail):

And Eye Exam, an eye chart made of of modern classic chairs:

Above are just three of their beautiful prints, shop for these and more at Blue Ant Studio.

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The Alphabet Chest Has 26 Reasons To Use It.

Alphabet Chest by Kent and London

The Alphabet chest of drawers by hand crafted furniture makers, Kent and London, is inspired by old printer’s blocks. Each letter represent a drawer. The completely handmade piece is crafted of solid oak and stands about waist-high. Read more

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