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The 'J is for Jaws' page from 'ABC' by Damien Hirst. - Photos from Other Criteria
Artist uses own works as illustrations in book for tots.
J IS for Jaws, if your children’s book is written by Damien Hirst.
The 1995 Turner Prize winner has turned his hand to educational material for tots – sprinkled with a typographical bent – illustrating each letter of the alphabet with one of his own appropriately named artworks.
A shark sunk in formaldehyde, a diamond-encrusted skull, butterflies pinned to an orange background, and a giant-size reconstruction of an anatomically correct head-and-torso cutaway are brought into play.
Each letter’s annotation is then written in a font beginning with the same letter: A is in Albertus, B in Baskerville, and so on.
The £15 (RM76.50) hardback was released this week by Hirst’s own retailer, Other Criteria, and joins the likes of Go the F**k to Sleep, All My Friends are Dead and OMG That’s Not My Child, as part of a recent rash of children’s books that parents may prefer to keep to themselves – at least until their offspring are old enough to understand. – AFP Relaxnews
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