David Cundy

ANIMALS SPELL LOVE: I Love You in Sixteen Languages (David R. Godine, Publisher)

A playful book of images of animals made from a variety of fonts, all of which spell “I love you,” ANIMALS SPELL LOVE is David Cundy’s debut children’s book, following his long career in the graphic arts. David has designed type at Linotype in New York and with the renowned type designer Matthew Carter in London. His graphic design firm, Design Trust, has created identities and websites for many organizations, including the Brooklyn Museum, Columbia University, and the Parsons School of Design. David has served on the board of directors of the New York Chapter of the American Institute of Graphic Arts and has taught in Yale’s graduate graphic design program. Beyond his passing experience with several living and dead languages, his literary endeavors extend to poetry and creative writing. Read an interview with David Cundy about the process of writing and illustrating ANIMALS SPELL LOVE here.

(Co-agent: Mary Cummings)

"An impressive demonstration of text as art."--Publishers Weekly