Alphabet City Decals, each letter taken around NYC by photographer Joanne Dugan

Alphabet City Decals, each letter taken around NYC by photographer Joanne Dugan

ABC NYC and 123 NYC by Joanne Dugan on exhibit at The Children's Museum of the Arts in Manhattan. These two books are what led to the creation of The Alphabet City.

ABC NYC and 123 NYC by Joanne Dugan on exhibit at The Children's Museum of the Arts in Manhattan. These two books are what led to the creation of The Alphabet City.

I make a modest living organizing letters – using a variety of fonts – into words and phrases.  Some are poignant, most are just silly.  I sell these textual word art designs on a variety of products – tees, mugs, iPhone cases, buttons, etc. But of the thousands of designs …

I make a modest living organizing letters – using a variety of fonts – into words and phrases. Some are poignant, most are just silly. I sell these textual word art designs on a variety of products – tees, mugs, iPhone cases, buttons, etc. But of the thousands of designs …

Joanne Dugan: The Alphabet City + MOMA Design Store • ADC Young Guns

Joanne Dugan: The Alphabet City + MOMA Design Store • ADC Young Guns

Joanne Dugan is a teacher and photographer who just launched her own web-based business. Alphabet City, a collection of peel-and-stick letters, represents ten years of her work. Each letter is a photograph Joanne captured on the streets of New York — if you look closely, you'll see pieces of graffiti and signage from all five boroughs.

Alphabet City: Word Art from New York City Streets

Joanne Dugan is a teacher and photographer who just launched her own web-based business. Alphabet City, a collection of peel-and-stick letters, represents ten years of her work. Each letter is a photograph Joanne captured on the streets of New York — if you look closely, you'll see pieces of graffiti and signage from all five boroughs.

ABC NYC | [JOANNE DUGAN]

ABC NYC | [JOANNE DUGAN]

The Alphabet City as seen in the MoMA Design Store. photo © Beth Whitaker

The Alphabet City as seen in the MoMA Design Store. photo © Beth Whitaker

Showing a city via the alphabet - for documentary photography class; could do two shots for each letter: a tight shot of the letter, and a wide shot of the environment/scene surrounding it

Showing a city via the alphabet - for documentary photography class; could do two shots for each letter: a tight shot of the letter, and a wide shot of the environment/scene surrounding it

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