The Alphazeds by Shirley Glaser

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Milton Glaser, the founder of New York magazine, and the creator of the globally recognized I § NY logo, is beloved by art aficionados and design enthusiasts the world over. In this beautifully designed, enchanting book for children of all ages, Milton and Shirley Glaser team up to reintroduce readers to the alphabet. The Alphazeds begins with an empty room, which begins filling up with some extraordinary-looking letters. As each letter appears on the scene, it boldly announces its personality: A is angry all the time; B couldn't be more bashful; and K comes in kicking everyone else out of the way. Will the rambunctious letters ever be able to coexist long enough to work together? Charming and utterly original, The Alphazeds cleverly teaches the alphabet and new words to children, while also introducing them to the art of typography in a fresh and enjoyable way.
 

About Shirley Glaser

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Shirley Glaser co-wrote If Apples Had Teeth with her husband, Milton Glaser. Milton Glaser is an internationally known artist and illustrator. Born on June 26, 1929 in New York City, he studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bologna, Italy. He has had an eclectic career, starting the Push-Pin design studio in 1954 while teaching at the School of Visual Arts. Collections of his designs appear in book form, including Milton Glaser: Graphic Design and The Underground Gourmet Cookbook. Glaser is perhaps best known for his creation of the I Love NY logo, but he has also created numerous other logos for various entities, including the one for Tony Kushner's Pulitzer Prize- winning play, Angels in America. In 1968 he co-founded New York magazine, and in 1974, his own company, Milton Glaser Inc. Glaser has also been a design consultant for the Windows on the World bar and restaurant in the World Trade Center in New York City.
 
Published September 1, 2003 by Miramax. 40 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Children's Books.

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along with the heavily ladled Lesson, his wife supplies each with a distinct personality, revealed in dialogue balloons and a Playbill-style cast list: “Confused C received a Drama Desk Award for his part in Cactus Circus.” Like Roberto de Vicq de Cumptich’s Bembo’s Zoo (2000), this aims over chi...

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Elegant E enters as a fancy black script letter ("I dare say, it's getting a bit crowded"), and Flamboyant F, a voluptuous tapestry shape, sniffs, "I seem to be the only one here who knows how to dress."

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