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Spellbound: Making Pictures with the ABC

By Maree Coote
Illustrated by Maree Coote

A comprehensive presentation of typographic Letter Art, this unique book covers three chapters: Architect (buildings) Alphabeasts ( Animals) and Letterheads (people). This multi-awarded book is bright, funky and colourful. Great for children and designers

There are shapes all around us... shapes that look like the letters of the A-B-C. Can you find the letters hidden in these pictures of faces, places, animals and things? Learn how to create your own Letter Art. A fun and challenging design book for readers, writers and graphic designers of all ages.Find the letters hidden in the pictures. Fun and educational, Letter Art helps with letter recognition, spelling, reading, writing and observational skills.The first book of its kind, Spellbound reveals a brand new approach to typographic poetry, where serendipity combines with skill to create a unique letter-image. 120 pages of unique typographic illustration called‘Letter Art Fontigrams’. Presented in 3 sections: (Architext (places); Alphabeasts (animals); Letterheads (famous faces). Prime Ministers & Presidents Musicians & Movie Stars Legends & Icons Artists & Actors Indigenous Peoples, Pioneers Explorers Australian Animals Jungle Animals Landmarks of Melbourne, Sydney, London, Paris, New York and more!

  • What’s better than spelling a word? Spelling a picture!
  • Winner Distinction Award, Nami Councours 2017, Korea.
  • Look and Find activity

About the author

One of the very first to identify the contemporary rise of Melbourne’s cultural and place power, Maree Coote has won The Royal Historical Society of Victoria’s Gold Prize for ‘The Art of Being Melbourne’. Her unique command of history, culture, art and design is made accessible for a wide variety of audiences, including children. Coote was the first to create a children’s picture book for Melbourne kids, ‘When You Go To Melbourne’. According to Philip Adams, “Melbourne never had a more ingenious ambassador.” Coote’s first book The Melbourne Book: A History of Now is in its fourth edition after 12+ years in print, and has been dubbed ‘Melbourne’s Bible’.

ISBN: 9780992491727
Imprint: Melbournestyle Books
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: December 1, 2015
Dimensions: 253 x 330mm, 120pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $39.99
New Zealand RRP: $41.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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