"Cope," Contemptuously Counsels the Carnivore.
October 7, 2012 4:57 PM   Subscribe

Alphabet Horror Vacui is a satire of children's alphabet books utilizing unnerving themes such as nightmares, war, monsters, institutionalized ignorance, and willful ambivalence to human suffering in lieu of familiar alphabet scenes of busy city streets, animals amongst nature, and happy fanciful scenes. Each piece takes a slightly different tack with Marsh's self-imposed assignment, and while some of them are funny in an almost Edward Gorey way, others worm their way into your brain. (via io9)

See also:
The Gashlycrumb Tinies by Edward Gorey.
posted by mysticreferee (6 comments total) 25 users marked this as a favorite
Nate's work is delightful (as is Nate himself). I'm happy to see that he's getting some love from io9 and here.
posted by darksong at 5:47 PM on October 7, 2012

*Bastard Badgers + Butt Biting Barracudas*
posted by Three Books at 9:03 PM on October 7, 2012 [1 favorite]

Love-b is my favorite.
posted by purenitrous at 9:32 PM on October 7, 2012

When unable to find an appropriate word starting with K, he didn't go all kute, kreating new ortography, but wrote caboose and contraband. I respect that.
(Prints are available, lovely!)
posted by hat_eater at 1:12 AM on October 8, 2012

These are awesome!
posted by sourwookie at 9:51 AM on October 8, 2012

TGT by Gorey will always be a personal favourite. Especially Neville.
posted by Fizz at 4:32 AM on October 9, 2012

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