Focus: Letters: Your World, Your Imagesby Lark Books
Whether they're glowing from a neon sign or scrawled as graffiti on the wall, letters are both meaningful and beautiful. They also seem to pop up where you least expect it-on a bicycle wheel that looks like an “O” or wooden boards that form an “E.” With approximately 250 images taken by amateur photographers, Focus: Letters shines a spotlight on the infinity of ways letters decorate our world…proving that sometimes the vehicle can be even more interesting then the message itself.
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For children like my granddaughter who have just finished learning all the alphabet letters, I think this will be wonderful. For grownups who love photography and typography and just generally noticing the world around them, this is great. I am one of the contributors in this book, my first time with this publisher or with the Focus series. I am favorably impressed from the quality of the hard cover with its cute cut-out area revealing an letter O in the form of a life preserver, to the thickness of the pages and the quality of print and colors. It is very nice! I want to find out what their next Focus book will be and see if I can plan some more contributions. This one wasn't planned ahead. They just found my photograph and liked it. I'm proud to be in it. Nobody paid me to say this. :o) Dorothy Delina Porter
Lark Books ( an imprint of Sterling Publications) does such a great job with both their "Focus" and "500" series. These are, in a way, special interest publications, but I also think of them more like creative fodder for all artists. I love seeing the way different people view the world around them - and nothing really does that better than the "Focus" series. This Focus - Letters plays on one of my favorite things. I love letters in all of their glorious variations. This book is a treasure house of letters - viewed any way that people find them. What I really appreciate about this series is that in looking at the photographs your own creativity is sparked. I often think "would I have noticed that?" or "what a great way to depict that!". Grab a copy of this modestly priced book and get your own creative juices going!