A typographic exploration of the Univers's natural wonders
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One of the greatest privileges of an adventurer is to share the outdoors with the animals who call it home. The Alphabeast series of designs, published in 2017,  pays tribute to the great beasts of our nation who are painfully close to extinction. To continue our work of protecting these incredible animals, Type Hike partnered with Jazzy Danziger, the author of Darkroom and former series editor of Best New Poets, to curate a group of  the country’s greatest writers to respond to the designs with poetry. This book features each of the 26 poems alongside the design that inspired it - a tribute to our animal friends and the enduring spirit of human generosity.


Contributing Poets:

Matthew Siegel - American Crocodile
KMA Sullivan - Black-Footed Ferret
Dorianne Laux - California Condor
Kenzie Allen - Desert Tortoise
Aricka Foreman - Everglade Snail Kite
Sara Eliza Johnson - Florida Panther
Kai Carlson-Wee - Grizzly Bear
Kara Van De Graaf - Hawaiian Yellow-Faced Bee
Paul Legault - Ivory-Billed Woodpecker
Leila Chatti - Jaguar
Stephanie Schlaifer - Kauaʻi ʻakialoa
Ocean Vuong - Loggerhead Sea Turtle
Anna Claire Hodge - Manatee
Phillip B. Williams - New Mexican Ridge-Nosed Rattlesnake
Rosalie Moffett - O'ahu Tree Snails
Jane Yeh - Pacific Pocket Mouse
Richie Hofmann - Quino Checkerspot Butterfly
Amy Woolard - Red Wolf
J.P. Grasser - Sea Lion
sam sax - Texas Blind Salamander
Anders Carlson-Wee - Utah Prairie Dog
Jane Wong - Virginia Big-Eared Bat
Jacques J. Rancourt - Woodland Caribou
Nomi Stone - Xyrauchen Texanus (Razorback Sucker)
Keith S. Wilson - Yellow-Blotched Map Turtle
Trevor Dane Ketner - Zayante Band-Winged Grasshopper