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Kid Takes The Idea Of "Letters To Santa" Literally

A first grader in Redditor dalekmania’s elementary school class either took the idea of writing letters to Santa literally, or came up with the clever notion that asking for every letter of the alphabet thrice would guarantee lots of presents under the tree. Hopefully that kid really likes alphabet blocks and fridge magnets! Link

The Pageant of Letters

The Pageant of Letters was a Greek comedy about the alphabet from about 400 BCE. The premise of the play was that four new letters (eta, xi, psi, and omega) were being added to the Greek alphabet, and some folks were resistant to the change, others embraced it with varying degrees of success, and some [...]

Breakfast Mascot Alphabet by Mike Boon

Every sugary sweet cold cereal comes with a character that kids will recognize when the TV ads show them. Artist Mike Boon created an alphabet out of cereal mascots that you’ll no doubt recognize. Which is your favorite? The set is available as a print or poster. LinkĀ  -via Laughing Squid Previously: Mike Boon’s Dr. [...]

3D Alphabet

Letters of the alphabets are so … two dimensional! Well, no more – thanks to Ji Lee of Please Enjoy (previously on Neatorama), who rotated letters around their central axis to give us The [...]

Rise of the Living Type

You’ve seen artistic alphabets here with letters designed to evoke various pop culture worlds, but this is not a modern idea. Polish goldsmith Jan Christian Bierpfaff designed this fancy Baroque “organic alphabet” in the mid-1600s. See the rest of it at BibliOdyssey. Link

The Shockingly Minimalist Horror Film Alphabet

If you’ve memorized every line from Re-Animator and you’re a big fan of the alphabet then you’ll probably dig this illustrated chart, which was created by Stephen Wildish in honor of some of the most popular horror movies of all time. From Zombieland (new) to The Omen (old school) and many fan faves in-between, this ghoulishly [...]

Artists Illustrate The Alphabet

What image do you relate to each letter of the alphabet? Various artists were asked the very same question, so they illustrated each letter, and drew up a small scene relating to each letter, like this Beatle themed letter B by Michael Gillette. Together, they make up the print series called “The Illustrated Alphabet, and you [...]

The Muppabet-An Alphabet For The Muppets

In honor of the soon-to-be released Muppets movie, and my undying love of all things Jim Henson, i’d like to share this alphabet/poster series drawn by David Vordtriede with you, which features characters from the various Muppet tv shows and movies. The fresh designs and pleasing color palette really made me happy, and happiness is what [...]

Why Are the Letters in ABC Order?

The alphabet, as best as historians can tell, got its start in ancient Egypt sometime in the Middle Bronze Age, but not with the Egyptians. They were, at the time, writing with a set of hieroglyphs that were used both as representations of the consonants of their language and as logographs (a logograph or logogram [...]

F is for Fire, T is for Tetris, and Y is for Yeti

You’ve never learned the alphabet like this! Here’s a very neat animated video clip (I mean it’s got fire. Fire!) by Alessandro Novelli for Italian creative firm n9ve. Hit play or go to Link [Vimeo] [...]