The Alphabet as Art

Feb 28, 2014

Purveyors of locally-made art supplies and music, Rock Paper Scissors presents The Alphabet Show! as part of February's Final Friday downtown celebration.

The Alphabet Show! is a fun and family-friendly exhibit that focuses on the identity, typography and cultural associations of each letter of the English alphabet - plus four common punctuation marks. Thirty regional and national artists have been asked to create a graphic interpretation of an individual letter.

"Each letter of the alphabet is a steadfast loyal soldier in a great army of words, sentences, paragraphs, and stories. One letter falls, and the entire language falters" -- Vera Nazarian

The exhibition is curated by Aaron Walker of Third Party Gallery and CS 13 and consists of all thirty original works as well as a pocket-sized alphabet book compilation, available for purchase.

The Alphabet Show! exhibit will be up through March 21st at Rock Paper Scissors, located at 1301 Main Street downtown.

"Letter Shapes" by They Might Be Giants from the album Here Come the ABCs