Parsons School of Design
BFA Communication Design
Thesis 2015

Taylor Childers

Inventabet is an alphabet exploration toolkit. With 24 stamps and an array of alphabet-inspired activities, Inventabet encourages you to see letters at more than face value. You’ll notice Inventabet’s stamps don’t exactly resemble letters. Instead, they are composed of shapes that are stamped on top of one another to build a new letterform. children tend to learn shapes before they begin to understand letterforms; they’ll see an A as a triangle before they understand it to be a letter. Therefore, Inventabet is a new way of looking at the alphabet that is worthwhile to kids (and also adults, at least the type and design nerds, so there’s some bonus material included in the toolkit for them too). The kit comes with several activities, including an alphabet poster and a crossword puzzle designed to get a child interacting with the stamps in a meaningful way. To use Inventabet, all you need to do is choose your stamp and ink, press the stamp to paper, and repeat. Inventabet hopes to motivate a child struggling to learn how to write to keep trying. The toolkit will get them to think about the alphabet as an activity rather than a chore, which will inspire kids (and their grown ups) to build and understand their own unique alphabet. In my own work I've found that adding an element of play to parameters allows me to produce the most stress-free, intriguing, and creative work. Inventabet aims to do the same for children learning how to read and write.

Carolina Acosta

Carina Adijanto

Kathryn Adkins

Rosa Antonieta Andia Pastor

Che Ying Au

Nadia Bakst

Kevin Ballon

Tess Barber

Mercedes Beach

Trey Bedingfield

Evan Bender

Jan-Luca Berger

Liz Bergesch

Gabriel Berrios

Bianca Rose Bono

Zoe Sarah Bortz

Margot Bravi

Harlie Brindak

Stefania Brusatin

Shamma Buhazza

Daniela M. Casado

Edgar Castro

Dahye Chang

Alicia Chen

Jiayi Chen

Taylor Childers

Sanjana Chimnani

Yerang Choi

Caroline Chriss

Gregory Conte

Rafael Cordoboa

Gina Marie Costa

Karen-Cristina Cruz

Rachel Darmody

Amanda DeGiuseppe

Brittany DiPeri

Dariel Ben Dominguez

Phoebe Feng

Mark Foss

Lindsey Frazier

Anais Freitas

Amanda Goldstein

MaryAnn George

Camille Gervais

Sarah Gonzalez

Jessica Griscti

Anissa Hanley

Christa Herchek

Albert Hicks IV

Deja Holden

Mu-Ti Huang

Cari Hume

Zachary David Hurley

Anushae Hussain

Nicole Ignacio

Lama Kaddura

Sul Kim

Ji Hyun Kim

Hyerin Kim

Sunghoon Kim

Green Kim

Felicitas Kofler

Joan Koo

Hannah Kramer

Taiji Kuroda

Jasmine Lam

Alex Lardaro

Liberty Leben

Victoria Lee

Jayne Lee

Stephanie Leone

Crysta Leong

Sara Li

Liza Littlefield

Christopher Lucero

Huy Luong

Briana Lynch

Rachel Mak

David Marte

Nelle McDade

Kelly Merole

Marie Mhina

Riho Mineta

Regina Morgan-Muñoz

Ayla El-Moussa

Baki Mumkaya

Summer Myung

Caroline Newton

Sofia Oom

Adrian Ortega Pedraza

Rusbeny Pichardo

Maria Putri

Auriel Rickard

Nancy Rivera

Simone Roark

Emalis Robateau

Hussain Salahuddin

Benjamin Sands

Ariel Saura

Taleen Setrakian

Wren Sieber

Phuong Tran

Hilary Tunstall

Ujvala Abirami Vemparala

Gosbinda Vizarretea

Claudia von Hillebrandt

Marcus Washington Jr.

Jocelyn Wu

Jasmine Yacoub

Brenden Ying

Horin Yip

Christelle YuanYuan Zhang

Katie Zheng