Sunday, August 31, 2008

Bembo's Zoo

by Roberto de Vicq de Cumptich

Very creative calligrams of animals using the font Bembo.
The book published by Henry Holt and Co. is available on Amazon. But it's very interesting to watch the same calligrams "animated" on the website BembosZoo.com. Here the use of Flash, motion and sound add more character to each animal/calligram.

"This high-concept abecedary, the picture book debut for de Vicq de Cumptich, should delight collectors of stylish picture books and aficionados of the graphic arts" —Publishers Weekly

"In this first book for children, de Cumptich,... has created an abecedary of animals made entirely from bembo letterforms and punctuations marks-nothing els. And you know the conceit works." —New York Times

It's just a joy to see these calligrams. Bravo Roberto!


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