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In the Land of Punctuation

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In the Land of Punctuation by Ramanathan, Rathna; Rao, Sirish; Morgenstern, Christian, 9789383145157
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  • ISBN: 9789383145157 | 9383145153
  • Cover: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 10/13/2015
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First published in 1905, German poet Christian Morgenstern’s piece is a darkly comic linguistic caprice. Illustrated with punctuation marks, the text is a romp, and yet the political undertones are unmistakable, suggesting systems of menacing control. Rathna Ramanathan’s art and design invoke well-known icons, styles and genres of early 20th Century western and Russian art and craft to make a compelling argument about freedom of expression.

This handsome hand, silkscreen-printed edition recreates the brilliant conceptual art of the book, with ink, line and paper combining to add depth and texture to every page.

Honour:
Certificate of Excellence, International Society of Typographic Designers (ISTD), 2014
Design Observer Top 50 Books List, 2014

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