I Want To Be


Letters and words turn into images in this zany book.

925 in stock

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Anushka Ravishankar, Rathna Ramanathan 

Have you ever

Wanted to

Be something

That’s not you?

A shoe or two?

A white igloo?

A didgeridoo?

A brown cow’s moo?


If you have,

then read this.

If not,

you really need this.


Letters and words take the form of the images they describe in this zany book, guiding the reader through a fluid visual space where the words become puzzles. Written by Anushka Ravishankar, and illustrated by Rathna Ramanathan, I Want to Be brings together joyful nonsense verse and brilliant typography to play with meaning, reflecting a child’s delight in the overturning of logic.

Get 20% off I Want to Be until 23 June 2023! 



Read a blog post by Gita Wolf — Typography as Illustration? Nonsense! — to learn more about how this book first came to be, and why 25 years later, we believed it was time for a second chance.

Weight 320 kg
Dimensions 220 × 220 × 10 cm








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