Jeremy Pettis illustrated a wonderful set with 26 types of animals. The first letters of each animal forms a full alphabet and the play with typography captures the essence and characteristics of each animal.
Jeremy notes: "The animal idea began as a joke but then I realised that it would be a great way to bridge the gap between people who are into type and the average person. Everyone knows and loves animals so it was something familiar to lead the viewer through the unfamiliar."
Typographica features an interview with Jeremy about this thesis work at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design. If you're curious about his process - check out the sketches of 26 types of animals at Flickr (even us humans are included!).