Washington-based artist Diem Chau has recently created a charming set of letters that is carved out of Crayola crayons. Each letter of the alphabet is accompanied by a matching crayon sculpture—for instance, the letter ‘C’ is paired with a cat carved out of an orange crayon.

“I’ve been wanting to make a set of “Alphabet” crayons for a long time. I’ve always been drawn to illustrated alphabets. Maybe it’s the Fontophile in me, but I find an extreme satisfaction in seeing a well made set of ABC’s.” The artist has an upcoming art show—running from 5 April to 18 May 2013—at the Packer Schopf Gallery in Chicago, where she will be presenting the full set of crayon letters and some of her other carved pencil art. (via DesignTaxi)