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What's In a Name?
What's In a Name?

What's In a Name?

JUVENILE NONFICTION

212 Pages, 4.5 x 6

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $14.99 (US $14.99) (CA $16.99)

Publication Date: July 2011

ISBN 9780956255839

Rights: US & CA

PatrickGeorge (Jul 2011)

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Overview

Two books in one, this collection of graphic representations of 100 male names flips over to reveal a book of 100 female names—both chock full of wonderfully expressive graphic design and typography

Two books in one, this collection of graphic representations of 100 male names flips over to reveal a book of 100 female names—both chock full of wonderfully expressive graphic design and typography From Aaron to Will and Angie to Wendy, common names get an illustrative treatment by PatrickGeorge founder Peter Scott. They are revealed in a realignment of their letters, visually represented, or just implied—making some enjoyably obvious and others tantalizingly obscure. What is hidden in Marshall, Phoebe, Jack, Harry, or Adam? What do most people think of when they read Carrie, Olive, or Benjamin? This collection brilliantly and graphically conveys one set of associations with these names.

Reviews

"Oh, the joy of simple graphic representations. When they involve an effortless play on words, quirky typography and a dollop of humor, they are pure pleasure."  —Design Week

"Visually represented, quirkily implied or revealed in a realignment of their letters, some of the names are spelled out and others are tantalizingly obscure but all are treated with humor and fun."  —Communication Arts

Author Biography

PatrickGeorge is an independent publisher based in the UK that offers a full range of graphic design and illustration services. By focusing on unique designs and bold illustrations, they aim to produce books for kids that are witty and educational, colorful and accessible, challenging and stimulating, and—perhaps most importantly—fun.