Learning your ABCs and working out what each letter stood for became simpler thanks to French artist Joseph Apoux (1846-1910). In 1880, Apoux gave the world of educational karma sutra his Pornographic Alphabet. This theme would be later updated in 1971 with a flesh and bone people in a naked human alphabet for Avant Garde Magazine.
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