Scott Teplin

Alphabet City

Scott Teplin

Alphabet City



Edition Size



Gouache, Letterpress


Cloth case, Custom box, Stab


10.5 × 14 in

$ 2,200.00

Out of Print

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Lafayette College

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Libraries

The University of the Witwatersrand, Wits Art Museum (WAM), Jack Ginsberg Centre for Book Arts

University of Vermont

From the head and hand of master draftsman Scott Teplin comes a series of 26 dream-houses fashioned after our alphabet. Explore in each a bizarre, miniaturized constellation of bedrooms, drawing rooms, fantasy swimming pools, mysterious laboratories, personal ice cream parlors, gambling halls, nuclear reactors, and oozing phenomena of unknown consequence. Each crisp drawing pops from its page in a field of floating color.

Bound copies include 29 printed pages with yellow Moriki end sheets and bound glassine interleaving. Hard, foil-stamped covers of green Asahi book cloth, bound with brass screw posts and capable of disassembly for display. Comes with corrugated archival phase box with printed label and string closure. 10.5″ x 14.” Signed and lettered edition of 26. 2011.