Sunday, 21 June 2015

Mr. Mups

I thought this was a fun little mash up. The characters just worked so well together. I’m considering a whole series.

 Available at Redbubble and Society 6.

Monday, 1 June 2015

NATO Phonetic Alphabet

I recently received a very touching email from a young man named Nicholas Machado:

Dear Mr. Boon,

My name is Nicholas Machado from Virginia.  I am 10 years old.  I like how you customize alphabets into cool designs.  So, I have a picture of the NATO Phonetic Alphabet in pictures.  When you have the list, search up pictures on Google of the letters and soon you will find how these make sense.  You inspired me to do it.  I hope you think this is awesome.


Nicholas Machado

PS Look in the "M".  There is a message for you.

I later learned from his father John that Nicholas is on the autistic spectrum and has Asperger's Syndrome. 

At first, I was greatly moved by Nicholas' sweetness, but after closely looking at his design, I am also very impressed by the inventiveness of his design. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do:
Thank you for sharing Nicholas. 

Thursday, 12 March 2015

Child of TV Alphabets

I've been trying to move away from alphabets for a while now but I just keep coming up with more ideas. I knew that if I was going to step away, I needed to go out with a bang.

With that in mind, I'd like to present the "Child of TV" series, an alphabetic tribute to your favorite animated/puppet TV characters from the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s and 2000s.

Since focus here was on television, I tried to stick to characters who originated in a TV series or shorts. This meant limiting characters who originated in a movie (so no Penguins of Madagascar or Yoda). Particularly for the most recent decades, I also limited characters aimed specifically at preschoolers (sorry Barney and Dora) or adults (so no Adult Swim, Beavis & Butthead, King of the Hill or Simpsons).

Also, some criteria: I limited each show to one character. I considered a character to be part of a specific decade if (a) the show I'm representing debuted within one year prior to the start of the decade and (b) if the majority of the series ran in that decade. So there may be a character who debuted in 1999, for example, but since his show was most popular in the 2000s, this is where he falls.

Have fun guessing who is who. Posters, shirts, phone cases, pillows, leggings, tote bags and more available at Society6 and Redbubble.






Wednesday, 8 October 2014


After having so much fun with my Horror Icon Alphabet, I wanted to offer another typographic tribute to the villains and bad guys we all love to hate. Presenting the Evil-phabet:

Have fun figuring out who is who. They are all based on animated villains and I restricted myself to one image per film.

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Thursday, 4 September 2014


Good news, everyone! Delivered via Planet Express...

Prints, shirts and much more available at Society6.

EDIT: Depicted are Amy Wong, Bender, Calculon, Dr. Zoidberg, Elzar, Fry, Guenter, Hermes, Igner, Joey Mousepad, Kif Kroker, Leela, Mom, Nibbler, Omicronian, Professor Farnsworth, QT McWhiskers, Roberto, Scruffy, Tinny Tim, Officer URL, Vyolet, Dr. Ogden Wernstrom, Xanthor, Yivo, Zapp Brannigan

Friday, 25 July 2014

That's Alphabet Folks

What's Up, Doc?

I spent so much time with this group when I was younger that this was surprisingly easy to populate. Most difficult choice was who to use for T (sorry Taz).

Have fun figuring out who is who. I'll give you one: X is Ex (who debuted with 1935's I Haven't Got a Hat).

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EDIT: Depicted are A. Flea, Bugs Bunny, Cecil Turtle, Daffy Duck, Elmer Fudd, Foghorn Leghorn, Granny, Witch Hazel, Instant Martian, Junyer Bear, K-9, Pepe Le Pew, Marvin the Martian, Nasty Canasta, Owl Johnson, Porky Pig, Quentin Quail, Road Runner, Sylvester, Tweety Bird, Uncle Sam, Senor Vulturo, Wile E. Coyote, Ex, Yosemite Sam, Baby Zebra

Monday, 16 June 2014

Princess Alphabet - Updated

Frozen hadn't overtaken the princess landscape when I prepared my first Princess Alphabet, but I felt that this warranted a rare update to one of my original designs:

Good luck guessing who is who. You'll need to consider movies, TV, comic books and video games. I'll give you one: Q is Qing Dynasty Princess.

EDIT: Depicted are Ariel (The Little Mermaid), Belle (Beauty and the Beast), Cinderella, Dot (A Bug's Life), Elsa (Frozen), Fiona (Shrek), Galadriel (Lord of the Rings), Hot Dog Princess (Adventure Time), Irene (The Princess and the Goblin), Jasmine (Aladdin), Kida (Atlantis: The Lost Empire), Leia (Star Wars), Merida (Brave), Namora (Marvel), Odette (The Swan Princess), Peach (Super Mario), Qing Dynasty Princess, Rapunzel (Tangled), Snow White, Tiana (The Princess and the Frog), Usagi (Sailor Moon), Vanellope (Wreck-It-Ralph), Wonder Woman, Xena Warrior Princess, Yum-Yum (The Thief and the Cobbler), Zelda (Legend of Zelda)

Prints, shirts, pillows, phone cases and more are available at Society6 and Redbubble.