Whilst Alphabet Erotica technically is a book, there isn’t much reading involved. It actually consists of 26 sexy Pin Up Girl Portraits created by Scott Idleman. It is quite small, only 5.5″ x 4″ and features 26 different illustrated postcards, one for each letter of the Alphabet. These Illustrations are based on the Alphabet of Erotica books by Alison Tyler, who also worked as an Editor in the process of creating this collection.
Each of the postcards are printed on thick card stock. The Pin up girl Portrait, her letter and the sensual word it stands for is printed on the front which has a semi gloss finish. On the back there is the little square in the corner for where you stick your postage stamp, as well as a line of text running down the center, just like regular postcards have.
Scott’s Illustrations are done in a Vintage 40’s style and remind me of the Famous Vargas Girls pictures. I feel that they are far too beautiful to waste them as Postcards, I’d much rather choose my favourites to put into photo frames to display around the house.
Whilst they are presented in the form of a book it doesn’t take much for the individual cards to start pulling away from the binding. This may be so that you can easily remove the postcards to use without damaging them, but it does make it hard to keep them all together. Many of them came away from the binding whilst I just had a quick look through it. But as they are Art worthy Postcards that belong on display rather than hidden away on a bookshelf it doesn’t truly upset me. It would be great if they were held in their binding a little better, but if I knew this ahead of time it wouldn’t have stopped me from buying it.