16 March 2011

[art, typography] Lucy Knisley's Comic Alphabet

2584.ABComics sampleIllustrator Lucy Knisley has matched up the alphabet with a significant character from the history of comics. It's a poster that you can buy and to do so, you can go here:

http://www.society6.com/studio/lucy/ABComics

Really, it's twenty-six characters no matter how you look at it.

3 comments:

LINDA ELLERBEE said...

I DON'T BELIEVE I'VE EVER BEEN ANYONE'S PATRON SAINT BEFORE.

AND LORD KNOWS I LOOK A LOT OLDER TODAY THAN THAT PICTURE SHOWS.

THANKS.

LINDA E;;ERBEE

LINDA ELLERBEE said...

OOPS. THAT SHOULD HAVE READ

LINDA ELLERBEE...

Samuel John Klein Portlandiensis said...

Thanks, Linda … Actually, I've kept your avatar in this position for quite a while. And I'm thrilled that you, yourself noticed.

Not to, I hope, sound too gratuitous, but I remember NBC News Overnight. It was brilliant, witty, and died far too young. Because of that show, I've read Vonnegut, occasionally use the phrase "And so it goes" to close out a thought, and formed a vision of newspeople that were as witty as they were insightful. That show - and you and Lloyd and Bill - raised the bar for not only what televised news could do, but what it should do, what reporters could and should be.

Yeah, I know that picture is a bit dated, but it reminds of the time that I started watching and following your career. It's an icon, an avatar, and one I'm particularly fond of.

I'm guess I'm kind of hoping that someone, somewhere stumbles by this blog, sees your name and pic, goes searching for the relevant stuff, and gets the idea that there's been a real divergence from what television news is, and what it should and could be. I think your work demonstrates that more than anything else I can come up with. Olbermann came closer than most. It's a campaign that's worthy.

And, as a fan from way back, thanks for coming by. It's more than an honor, it's a pleasure.