After the success of The Space Alphabet Poster release last month, we got right back into the swing of things for the second installment of our alphabet series and got to work on Dinosaurs! We went back to Brad Woodard of Brave the Woods AGAIN for help illustrating this beast, and as always, he absolutely knocked it out of the park.
Each letter of the alphabet in this poster is paired with a custom illustration and interesting fun fact you can use to impress your friends. The dinosaur names feature a pronunciation guide so you don't sound silly doing it (cause some of these names can get pretty ridiculous). For instance, X is for Xenotarsosaurus [zee-noh-TAR-suh-SAWR-us] and it literally means "lizard with a strange ankle". He drew the short straw on the name front.
Want to know a few facts you will gain reading through this maze of knowledge? How about this: Kronosaurus was a 30 foot long carnivorous marine reptile and its muscular jaws were packed with 3-12 inch long razor sharp teeth.
Or did you know that contrary to how they have been displayed in popular culture (cough cough Jurassic Park cough cough), Velociraptors were actually quite small, standing roughly a foot and a half tall and weighing only about 33 pounds (like the size of a chicken on steroids). Its most famous feature was the relatively large sickle-shaped claw on each foot which it likely used to slash open its prey.
Check out more pictures, dinos, or pick up a poster over in the shop or by clicking right here. And as always, if you have a theme or alphabet idea you wanna see made, let me know via Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram and we'll try to make it happen!