ATG Quirkies: The Art & Poetry of Punctuation.

landofpunctuation-1Here is an eye catching post from the “BrainPickings” website! Authored by blogger  Maria Popova, it centers on a “gorgeous large-format book” that deftly captures the art and poetry of something rarely associated with either.

Entitled In the Land of Punctuation and published by the South Indian independent Tara Books, this limited edition of 3,000 numbered copies offers bibliophiles “a beautiful and clever type-art adaptation of German poet Christian Morgenstern’s darkly delightful 1905 poem “Im Reich der Interpunktionen,” illustrated by Indian graphic artist Rathna Ramanathan and translated into English by Sirish Rao.

Ms. Popova’s post features an excerpt from the poem and samples of the creatively striking illustrations. 

(Thanks, as always, to John Riley of Gabriel Books for providing ATG Quirkies!)

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