"To make the alphabet sing"

Roberto De Vicq De Cumptich’s classic book Bembo’s Zoo is out of print, but it lives on at www.bemboszoo.com (Flash required). Click on a letter of the alphabet, and the name of an animal beginning with that letter appears. Then, those letters move, rotate, multiply, and eventually coalesce to form a picture of that very animal. Visit the zoo here.

And if you like that, come in and check out De Cumptich’s latest book, To All Men of Letters & People of Substance in which he makes portraits of literary figures out of type and ornaments.–David E