First and foremost it’s created by the creative genius that is Isabelle Arsenault and secondly she has used her illustrative magic to bring a completely new take on each of the letters, we are so familiar with (and those we aren’t).
Adding a touch of humour, elegance and unusual, but carefully selected associations, you’ll never see this alphabet in the same way again.
Each spread is presented with the alphabetical word in imposing bold, black capitals and on the opposing page, a selection of stylish and sophisticated items bring each new meaning to life.
Most of the meanings are abundantly obvious, using wit, sensitivity or a haunting eerieness, but some are less clear including the boxing gloves for Mike, which we can only assume to be Mike Tyson.
This is truly a collectors item, as well as a treat for younger eyes and hands. Arsenault’s use of colour and texture in such deceptively simple, but utterly striking images are a sight to behold and one we will enjoy returning to again and again.
PS. Don’t forget to look at the back cover too!