NMC Art Department faculty member and owner of a local design studio Caroline Schaefer-Hills has launched a children's book campaign on Kickstarter. Called The Annotated Alphabet - A Vocabulary for Children, the book "opens the alphabet" through the use of exceptional words while encouraging word play and poetry. The annotations (tear-off bookmarks) provide definitions and linguistic classification, usage and word origin. She uses modern graphic design and oil paintings as illustration. The just-launched Kickstarter campaign has a fundraising goal of $26,500.