An Artist's Alphabet by Norman Messenger
  

An Artist's Alphabet

Written by Norman Messenger
Illustrated by Norman Messenger

5+ readers   Art and Artists   3+ readers   
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This stunning, beautifully produced book is from Walker Studio whose aim is to produce “books for book lovers” and this will surely spark an interest in those from the very young to the very old. Very much a visual book, the illustrations that accompany each letter are inspired not just by the phonic quality of the letter but also the shape. For example A is illustrated with an acrobat standing astride a horse’s back. Each poster sized page is a work of art with stunning drawings by Norman Messenger that have a surreal quality and are simply fascinating to look at. This will be a book for lovers of art, encouraging us to look at words, language and letters in a slightly different way.

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Synopsis

An Artist's Alphabet by Norman Messenger

The ingenious Norman Messenger transforms the ordinary letters of the alphabet into extraordinary objects in this visionary collection of flora, fauna and more.

A Walker Studio book that all ages will delight in and a beautiful gift for an art-lover.

Reviews

Picture books are definitely not only for children - all ages will delight in this stunningly illustrated book which helps us to look at letters in unexpected ways; the words don't obviously match the letters, making you think. Exceptional and ingenious, Norman Messenger has transformed the alphabet into extraordinary objects in this visionary collection of flora, fauna and more. Not just capital letters either - lower case letters are cleverly juxtaposed to give thought-provoking illustrations. This is a Walker Studio book which will make a beautiful gift for any art-lover. Very clever. Parents In Touch a stunner The Observer [..] a surreal book whose graphic brilliance includes arching caterpillars forming the letter B for butterfly, twisted twine for T and other clever mnemonics marrying shape with sound Children will look at it for hours. New Statesman

About the Author

Norman Messenger

Norman Messenger's reputation as an illustrator became established with work for books, magazines and design groups. His books for children include Annabel's House (winner of the US Redbook Award); Making Faces; Imagine and The Land of Neverbelieve. He was a founder member of the Association of Illustrators and lives in Gloucestershire.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
48 pages
Interest Age: From 5

Author

Norman Messenger
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Publisher

Walker Books Ltd

Publication date

6th October 2016

ISBN

9781406346763

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