Monday 1 June 2015

NATO Phonetic Alphabet

I recently received a very touching email from a young man named Nicholas Machado:

Dear Mr. Boon,

My name is Nicholas Machado from Virginia.  I am 10 years old.  I like how you customize alphabets into cool designs.  So, I have a picture of the NATO Phonetic Alphabet in pictures.  When you have the list, search up pictures on Google of the letters and soon you will find how these make sense.  You inspired me to do it.  I hope you think this is awesome.


Nicholas Machado

PS Look in the "M".  There is a message for you.

I later learned from his father John that Nicholas is on the autistic spectrum and has Asperger's Syndrome. 

At first, I was greatly moved by Nicholas' sweetness, but after closely looking at his design, I am also very impressed by the inventiveness of his design. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do:
Thank you for sharing Nicholas.