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Book : The Noir A-Z
- The Noir A-Z
a visual alphabet to accompany dominant terms from the noir universe
- "The Noir A-Z" by Julian Hibbard is an abecedary unlike any other, pairing a word with one of his photographs for all twenty-six letters in the alphabet. Thought provoking, dark and playful, words and image come together in the resulting board book as stories the viewer must tell - stories the viewer discovers, invents, or suffers as they discern relationships between word and images. Published by Mark Batty Publisher in 2009 "The Noir A-Z" with it's shadowy, sexy and voyeuristic noir aesthetic is not your ordinary childrens ABC book!
"English photographer Julian Hibbard offers an adult take on the alphabet book in "The Noir A-Z"... An element of risqué and danger consumes each letter, tying the images into a loose narrative. The images are sexy. They are also just complex enough to pull emotional strings through an easily read composition. In many of the images Hibbard manages to tie the reader to the scene as active participant and not simply observer. That, in part, is the art of "The Noir A-Z" and in full, the fun of the book."
- Nick Schonberger, Wallpaper
- Page Count: 64 pages
Size: 6 1/2 x 5 inches
Format: Casebound board book
Publication Date: September 2009