Mike Wilks: The Ultimate Alphabet 2018 Wall Calendar
Alphabetically arranged and chronologically created, the collected canvases inside this calendar form a compendium of artist Mike Wilks’s The Ultimate Alphabet
. Delight in the dozen depictions of selected letters, where you may find a farthingale, a fire-eater, and more than a few flights of fancy; observe an octopus overhead; or even spot the sketch of a squinch and a sampling of shells (please pardon the profuse iterations of alliterations).
Wilks (British, b. 1947) began writing and illustrating books in 1975 and rocketed to fame following publication of The Ultimate Alphabet
in 1986. Today the book—alongside its annotated version detailing the more than 7,000 items drawn—is back in print as The Ultimate Alphabet: Complete Edition
(Pomegranate, 2015). The twelve images in this calendar derive from this work.
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