In the Land of Punctuation

In the Land of Punctuation is a unique picture book for adults where language, design and politics intersect. First published in 1905, German Poet Christian Morgemstern’s poem is a darkly comic linguistic caprice. This fun romp populated by punctuation marks as characters nonetheless suggests systems of control that go beyond language. This illustrated edition is a brilliantly inventive dance of text and image, translated faithfully by Sirish Rao, with typographic illustrations by Rathna Ramanathan.

Check it out at Tara Books.

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  1. Midweek Miscellany | The Casual Optimist says:

    [...] the Land of Punctuation published by Tara Books (seen at DesignWorkLife): Written in 1905 by the German poet Christian Morgenstern, In the Land of Punctuation is a darkly [...]
  2. Imperdibles (Abril 14th – Abril 21st) » Hipertextos [desde La Plata] says:

    [...] In the Land of Punctuation – In the Land of Punctuation is a unique pic­ture book for adults where lan­guage, design and pol­i­tics inter­sect. First pub­lished in 1905, German Poet Christian Morgemstern’s poem is a darkly comic lin­guis­tic caprice. This fun romp pop­u­lated by punc­tu­a­tion marks as char­ac­ters nonethe­less sug­gests sys­tems of con­trol that go beyond lan­guage. This illus­trated edi­tion is a bril­liantly inven­tive dance of text and image, trans­lated faith­fully by Sirish Rao, with typo­graphic illus­tra­tions by Rathna Ramanathan. [...]
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