Double Takes: Alphabet Books: Stephen T. Johnson

After seeing my post on Eric Tabuchi’s Alphabet Truck, Stephen T. Johnson turned me on to his line of children’s books with a similar theme. Alphabet City (A Caldecott Honor and New York Times Best Illustrated Book of the Year) and A is for Art: An Abstract Alphabet are just two of his books that creatively combine his art with the written word. Johnson’s “body of work forges connections between words, objects and ideas” and spans several mediums from “painting, collage, drawing, sculpture and installations.” I love anything that connects visual art with written art and Johnson’s work definitley does.