A Was For Apple, B Was For Boring.
The best thing has happened to the alphabet, since, well the alphabet was invented.
When you have little kids, the alphabet swirls around your house constantly. The songs and books can get a little grating.
But one mum has made the alphabet awesome.
Aussie graphic designer Beck Feiner was working on letters with her four year old son. And it was all a bit tired. "I just felt like A is for apple, and B is for banana was a bit boring," she says.
She has created the Alphabet of Aussie Legends to combat boredom and inject a distinct Australian flavour into the ABCs.
The new alphabet includes: A is for AFL footballer Adam Goodes, B is for ex prime minister Bob Hawke. K is for Kath and Kim, F is for Fred Hollows. D is for Dame Edna. The list of iconic Australians ranges from politics, the entertainment and sport to the average Shazza and Wazza.
Beck decided to create a letter a day and the response has been incredible.
She spoke to SBS, “Dame Edna liked my post, INXS loved it and the Victor Chang Foundation really liked it. When I did Fred Hollows, which was super popular, the Fred Hollows Foundation reached out to me and was like, 'oh we love it'. So that's how I actually ended up partnering with them, so a portion of the profits goes to the Fred Hollows Foundation."
The Aussie Legend Alphabet posters have been selling like hotcakes. Beck wants to see them in every Australian classroom.
She also says that it’s not just parents buying for kids – lots of adults adore the design as well.
But it’s not just about the alphabet. It’s also about celebrating diversity and culture.
“I wanted to show everyone - especially kids - that a diverse range of people have made Australia awesome. This includes different race, gender and cultural backgrounds. In this current political climate, it’s important for kids to see how important diversity really is,” she told Mamamia.