Check These Out: Star Wars Characters Help Teach Kids the ABC's
by Ethan Anderton
December 2, 2010
Just recently we featured a small batch of Star Wars crossover posters bringing some of the epic trilogy's signature style to films of the past like Cool Hand Luke and Empire of the Sun. Now we have something that not only features some cool Star Wars artwork, but also aims to teach kids their alphabet in the coolest way possible while helping to benefit the future of another future fan of the holy trilogy. Graphic designer Brandon Peat (a friend of a friend) and his pregnant wife Emma wanted to figure out a creative way to decorate their baby's room but with a geeky twist. The result was A is for Ackbar, featuring a myriad of Star Wars characters and the ABC's.
Here are just some of the assorted prints from A is for Ackbar:
Dubbed as "an alphabet from a galaxy far, far away," the prints (which have been compiled into a book) have been released not only to help the Peat's newborn child, Tycho Maximus Peat, learn the alphabet soon, but also get a higher education in about 18 years. Over at Brandon's official website (where you can see all his amazing artwork as a freelance designer) you can donate to his son's college fund. How does this relate to A is for Ackbar? Well, anyone who donates $15 or more will receive this collection of prints in your very own book containing the entire alphabet. And this collection not only features the signature Star Wars characters everyone knows, but expanded universe characters like Mara Jade and Grand Admiral Thrawn.
So even if you don't care about his kid's education, you can still get an awesome Star Wars ABC book! But hurry, because this offer is only available throughout the month of December. You can check out each and every print at Brandon's website, and if you're in the market to help kids get some learning in one of the nerdiest ways possible, then why not pick up A is for Ackbar as a unique Christmas present for that future Star Wars fan in your family? Do it!
UPDATE: Because they're not greedy and the outpour of support and interest has already been so great, Mr. Brandon eat and his wife Emma have decided to end their offer for this great book of prints on Monday, December 6th at 11:59pm. So if you want to get your order in and pick up a great gift in time for the holidays, then you had better get on it now!
Jericho on Dec 2, 2010
Just donated and will be using my prints to hang on my 2 and 4 year-old's wall.
Uriah on Dec 2, 2010
Oh wow, Mara Jade and Thrawn.
dnwilliams on Dec 2, 2010
I love them.
Xerxex on Dec 2, 2010
Why doesn't he just ask Lucas to pay for his kid's education?
Alex T. on Dec 2, 2010
Mara Jade and Thrawn? How about Mon Mothma and Tie Fighter. I want original series Alphabet. If no R is for Rancor then this is FAIL.
Akirakorn on Dec 2, 2010
@ Akirakon / What about R2-D2? He is more important. Plus this was cute besides the few unknowns
John on Dec 2, 2010
Yea this needs to be only characters from the original movies. I can't teach my kids the ABCs this way if they don't know episodes 1,2, and 3 exist.
Dan W on Dec 2, 2010
I don't want to be a dick, but there was already a book that did this. I got it from the library as a little kid all the time. There was even a tape that you could play along with the book. http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Star_Wars:_Adventures_in_ABC
korm on Dec 2, 2010
Shhh Korm, don't be talking about old products and libraries! People need to buy this version in triplicate, 2 sealed and one so 'the kid' can use it.
Crapola on Dec 3, 2010
These look great. The original book may be a better episode 4-6 list (obviously) but things sort of come unraveled at 'Q is for Quiet' ... that's an obscure non-cannon character even for SW fans!
mrbobbyboy on Dec 3, 2010
Awesome! Very well done.
Jedi on Dec 3, 2010
Bought these yesterday for my 5 month old. These are great! True, there are existing ones already. But this artwork is fantastic and modern.
Film Savior on Dec 3, 2010
"I" is for "It's," as in "It's a trap." "B" is for "Bad Feeling," as in "I have a bad feeling about this." "N" is for Nerf-herder. Yeah...I could see this.
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