Every Boy’s and Every Girl’s Alphabets

Today sees the launch of Every Boy’s and Every Girl’s Alphabet picture book editions. Illustrated by Luke Martineau and designed by Kate Holland, these books have been a decade in the making and we’re very proud of this beautiful hardback edition, published by Graffeg

The project was inspired by original paintings of Luke’s children and by the woodcuts of William Nicholson. As in traditional alphabets, every letter is illustrated by a simple object or action. Running alongside, my poem takes a less literal approach, responding to the mood of each picture in a loosely rhymed celebration of childhood.