Marcus Reed is a London-based graphic artist who has reinvented the alphabet as we know it by using the familiar shapes of animals to form each of the 26 letters.
Each entry in the series gives the impression of having been assembled by hand from individual pieces of paper. The animals’ shapes are minimalistic, but each is immediately recognizable as a member of the animal kingdom. From the yawning mouth of the alligator (the letter “A”), to the intimidating glare of the owl (“O”), each animal is adorable in its own way while still projecting the unmistakable impression that they’re a force to be reckoned with.
This remarkable reimagining of our alphabet is one of the latest entries in a body of work with a distinctive visual identity and a keen eye for detail.