Wednesday, August 18, 2010

bembo's zoo

Ooo la la. What fun!
Created by the graphic designer Roberto de Vicq de Cumptich Bembo's Zoo is an animated version of his picture book, "Bembo's Zoo: An Animal ABC Boo", in which letters form stylish animals. The animated, interactive site is amazing. Go to the page here and hover over the letters. Then click on one to see what happens! It's impossible to choose a single favorite letter/animal, but here are a few that I liked:

We love abc books at Simply Read. They are brilliant because they allow a talented illustrator to show off his or her style, or explore an interesting place, or an interesting concept.

Here are a few of ours:
ABC by Julie Morstad

ABC by Matthew Porter

Ryan Heshka's ABC Spookshow

Owls See Clearly at Night (Lii Yiiboo Nayaapiwak lii Swer) by Julie Flett

Runaway Alphabet by Kari-Lynn Winters and illustrated by Ben Frey

And... in the works:

One day it would be nice to do a gallery show of all the Simply Read ABC illustrations!