02 February 2012

Weekly Perusables: Alphabet

Alphabet features the human alphabet created by Dutch graphic designer Anthon Beeke, and photographed by Geert Kooiman. Published in 1970, this non-traditional book consists of a portfolio with loose pages for each letter and punctuation mark. Although the outside cover is blank, the portfolio opens to reveal a collage of images showing his process during the photo shoot.

Beeke took great care in arranging his human nude alphabet, and even modeled it after a well-known font. Come take a look and see if you can tell what font was his inspiration.

by Anthon Beeke
de Jong, 1970
Z253 .B44 Secure Area

Sources: "Nude alphabet / Quadrat Print / 1970" on Past Print blog and the artist's website beeke.nl.
Image from Past Print

(blog entry by Sara O'Sha)

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