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The Urban Alphabet


Softcover, 6.5x6.5" 2008, 36 pages

The Urban Alphabet book contains images of small paintings by the American Artist Stephen Magsig from details of old theater marquees, neon signs and painted signs of local businesses. They are a record of a vanishing landscape. Most are derived from photos of the Detroit vernacular scene. With this alphabet Stephen Magsig examines a bit of Detroit’s past and shows a bit of his own.

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