In honor of this week’s topic, I thought I’d post some of my favourite abecedaria, or alphabet collections. Some consider the abecedarium to be a poetic form – others an illustrative form. Personally, I think it is a delightful opportunity for type and illustration to tango.
1. Edward Gorey’s Gashlycrumb Tinies is the definitive alphabet book, in my mind.
2. Here’s a collection of Sesame Street alphabet animations, handily outlined.
3. Lastly, when I was researching abecedaria and ABC books, our own IF Blogger Steve Mack showed up in my searches numerous times with his gorgeous ABC: An Illustrated Alphabet Compendium – and he’s made it available online in Flash format!