Alphabet book • Αλφαβητάριο

Illustrations for the

Alphabet Βοοk

for the Greek children in West Germany

Greek Embassy in Bonn – Department of Education

Εικονογράφηση για το

Αλφαβητάριο

για τα Ελληνόπουλα στη Δυτική Γερμανία

Ελληνική πρεσβεία της Βόννης- Τμήμα εκπαίδευσης

Some page spreads Μερικά ανοίγματα

A selection of sketches Επιλογή σκίτσων

click on the photos for a larger view

1980

Καλλιτεχνική Επιμέλεια & Εικονογράφηση Original illustrations & Design:

Ανακρέων Καναβάκης Anakreon Kanavakis

15 thoughts on “Alphabet book • Αλφαβητάριο

  1. Love it! It reminds of me of the Schoolhouse Rock commercials – in the 70s…

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    1. I have to look those up. All I remember, being at school myself, was dad painting those, a process I was so looking forward to! 😉 So happy you like them! 🤗🤗🤗

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      1. They were so much fun. You learned so much! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4AyjKgz9tKg
        How wonderful to have an artist father. (Mine, actually painted for a few years..)

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        1. Oh that was brilliant! I love it!!!!
          So you know what’s it like. I was always mesmerized by the process of coloring… dipping his paintbrush in those brilliant inks.
          🤗❤🤗❤🤗❤🤗

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          1. So glad you liked! They have a bunch of them.
            I don’t, since my father painted elsewhere. He was part of a painting group at my high school. I would have loved to have been able to watch him in action. Sigh.
            🎨👨‍🎨🖌💖

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            1. What we lack in memories we make up with our imagination and I know yours is abundant! 🧡🌈🎨🌻🖌🌟🧡

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            2. Haha! You thinik? Sometimes, I think I have none! Unless it is nudged in some way 😉 xoxo

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            3. I know, I don’t just think! 🧡😘🧡😘🧡😘🧡

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  2. What a fun project to make a fun book. The illustration are wonderful.

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    1. Ah, thank you, Tim. It was fun and I remember him doing them! (Even more fun for me!) 😉

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  3. This looks like a great way to learn Greek! Shame on me for not trying! 💐🙋‍♂️

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    1. I’d be biased if I said I agree but then I sadly remember my school books at that age and I can positively say that I’d much rather have my father’s books than the ones I did!! 😉😉

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