"Kids" typographic book & more

hrant's picture

This is very cool:
http://www.amazon.com/Alphabeasties-Other-Amazing-Sharon-Werner/dp/19347...
We got the book and the puzzle. Major buy recommendation!

hhp

paul d hunt's picture

maybe you'll also like Hyperactivitypography :^D

p.s. it was really nice to see you in LA

nina's picture

That looks cool. Someone make a German version please!

hrant's picture

Paul, that's very cool - I'll have to get it.
(And yes, likewise!)

Nina, do any words start with eszet?

hhp

nina's picture

“do any words start with eszet?”
Nope. Only A–Z; and Ä Ö Ü. I'm having trouble thinking of animals that start with those though.

Florian Hardwig's picture

’s Äffle, ’s Öchsle und der übelriechende Überich!

Theunis de Jong's picture

's Öchsle -- 's that an animal, then? Here is a rendition of one Google Images turned up :-)

hrant's picture

In Germany machines are respected as living things. ;-)

hhp

nina's picture


Multiple things but in this case, a diminutive for «Ochse» (Ox).
In South-Western dialect. :-)

Theunis de Jong's picture

Perhaps the connexion is a steam train also goes "öch, öch, öch" :-p

Florian Hardwig's picture

Oxbodkins – terrific replies! What I wanted to say is that there probably aren’t any proper (and common) animal names starting with umlauts. Äffle is a little ape, Öchsle – as Nina explained – a little Ox. The Öchsle is a narrow gauge railway that ends in Ochsenhausen. Überich is a German word, but it is neither an animal nor masculine. Although I can imagine it to be one, some creature living in the forest around Überlingen.

nina's picture

I can see the headline… «Freud has field day in Überlingen.»
A forest full of superegos!

jabez's picture

Just chanced upon WordWorld. [via Quipsologies]

Our 3-year-old’s latest obsession is WordWorld, a typographically imaginative kids’ series on PBS. —Armin Vit

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a8D_yX7cA00

hrant's picture

Our middle child has been devouring that show for about a year - it's great.

hhp

nina's picture

BTW, the House Industries alphabet blocks are a great gift too. I bought the Girard blocks (link) for some friends recently; their eldest kid (then 5) loved them, looked at all the different lettershapes in detail, built all sorts of words, and now says things like «hey, this book has a similar font to this other book, but here it looks nicer». :-)

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