March 2, 2014

Russian Alphabet Book

I recently created a one-of-a-kind Russian alphabet book.

The lettering and design is all done by hand.

Each spread focuses on one letter and includes a pronunciation guide, words using that letter, and a layout influenced by the Russian artists and designers I studied while in design school -- Lazlo Moholy-Nagy, El Lissitzky, Kazmir Malevich, and Vladimir Mayakovsky (who was also a poet).

The book uses a hand stitched coptic binding.