Monday, November 4, 2013

Welcome to A Letter a Week 2014

Welcome to A Letter a Week 2014, a project that began in 2010 and is primarily about having fun, experimenting and having a regular, small project to focus on each week. The aim is simply to:
  • Write/create a letter a week 
  •  Creating 52 letters 
  •  Which must form 2 x alphabets (that is, not 52 x the letter ‘A’) 
  •  By the end of 2014 
The main rule is that the letter must be presented on a piece of material measuring 7cm x 7cm – this helps keep a sense of uniformity amongst the pieces which helps with exhibition coherence.

The other criterion for 2014 is that ONE alphabet has to meet the criteria of "Place” – that means the alphabet references place in some way, but is still presented on the square. It could mean the alphabet describes a place; is photographed in a place; reflects a place; tells a story of a place, a special place or the place where you live or work…

The other alphabet is a free choice alphabet, but still needs to meet the basic requirements.

Each alphabet must be turned into a final piece which could be used for possible publication or exhibition – that is, you must put all the letters together into a final piece of art. If you are interested in joining us, please contact me (Fiona Dempster) and I will get you set up.


  1. Tanks Fiona! I am excited to part of the project this year!

  2. I'm happy to be here too, thank you Fiona! 'Place' is a challenging notion and I love it. Place, home, belonging, mean a lot to me. Very inspiring.

  3. I'm so happy to be back this year ! and Place is a wonderful idea

  4. Looking forward to the challenge - what a great idea!

  5. I am also looking forward to getting started on this new ALAW. Thanks Fiona X

  6. Thankyou for the invitation. I am excited to be joining, I just have too many ideas at present and need to make some decisions and get creating.

  7. Merci Fiona de poursuivre ce challenge. Je pense avoir compris la notion de "place", mais je vais essayer de trouver quelqu'un qui traduise l'anglais mieux que google...pour être sûre.
    Fiona, thank you to pursue this challenge. I think I understand the concept of "place", but I'll try to find someone who translate English better than google ... to be sure.

  8. I've really enjoyed ALAW 2013 and am looking forward to two completely new alphabets

  9. This is a great project and I'm really looking forward to being part of it. The artwork done in 2013 is inspirational

  10. Hi Fiona, I'd like to participate in ALAW 2014 but I'm wondering if I'm late - its february. I'm sorry I have to communicate with you via the comments but I can't configure my computer so I can reach out to you via email. My email address is maya(dot)matthew(at)gmail(dot)com.


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