Our little fish out of water turned one this week!
Regular readers might remember my thing about birthday cakes. It’s my favourite bit. Otto’s party had an animal theme (I used these invitations from a favourite stationer, Poppies for Grace) and his cake was inspired by a favourite animal alphabet book, Alphabeasties.
Alphabeasties comes from the graphic design duo Sharon Werner and Sarah Forss. Each letter of the alphabet is represented by an animal made up entirely using the letter in question. It’s one of those very simple but extremely clever ideas, and so beautifully executed. You can tell these two girls just love typography and there’s more clever typographical fun in extra asides at the bottom of each page.
So the idea inspired by the Alphabeasties page for ‘O’ went from this:
I hadn’t really thought about how much surface area eight legs have… it was a lot of green icing. But yum.