I'm a graphic designer, so I love letterforms.. especially the beautiful ones you see around the city on old store awnings, hand painted on brick walls, carefully pieced in subway tile, or 4 feet high in neon.
ABC NYC by Joanne Dugan is a new take on the classic alphabet book, as a mother walks the city with her children. Here are a few of my favorite spreads:
A is for Atlas. (from Rockefeller Center at East 50th Street)
L is for Lighthouse. (it lives under the George Washington Bridge)
Y is for Yarmulke. (This one might be my favorite!)