Alfazoo Emme Publishers,
Milan, 1967

I leafed through the small paste-up on the Rome-Milan train. I had all night to run through the story of Alfazoo, a children’s book I was going to suggest to Rosellina Archinto of Emme Editions in Milan. The title Alfazoo indicated (anticipated) an alphabet in which the letters, while remaining readable, would take on, through the addition of an eagle-eyed or a gaping mouth, the aspect of a bestiary. The book was printed, one letter a page, in one colour only: black.