Alphabet City: Word Art from New York City Streets

Alphabet City: Word Art from New York City Streets

Sarah Coffey
Dec 8, 2010

Store History

  • Founded: 2010
  • Founded by: Joanne Dugan
  • Headquarters: New York, New York

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.

There are three separate collections of 26 letters, each of them sold in three sizes: Mini (4x4", $30), Classic (10x10", $100), and Jumbo (18x18", $150). You can also buy custom words (including your child's name) or popular pre-made words that range from $30 to $90, depending on size.

Joanne has two published books for sale through ABC NYC: A Book About Seeing New York City and 123 NYC: A Counting Book of New York City. (Either is a great holiday gift idea if you're looking for an out-of-the-ordinary children's book.)

For more on Joanne and her project, check out her brand new site:

Photos: Alphabet City

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