Animal Verse font specimen book by James Marsh

A-Z Specimen Book

Internationally renowned designer and illustrator James Marsh has published a limited edition specimen book for his Sanzibar Pro typeface featuring 26 self penned animal verses, one for each letter of the alphabet.

Designed in the style of a children’s book with adapted illustrations sourced from an ultra-rare 17th Century scrapbook, it reflects the symbiotic nature between verse, type & image. Animal Verse is available to purchase online at

“The A-Z book idea began initially as a vehicle for my work”, says Marsh, “but it turned out to be more effectively one big promotion for the Sanzibar font. However, it does show off the font’s versatility well and in a stylish manner; I’m pleased with how it turned out and am already planning a second book, personally illustrated next time, using a different ArtyType font in the same context though.”

A-Z specimen