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A dictionary story
A poster depicting two columns. On the left, a narrative is told word by word, while the right column lists the dictionary definitions for each word. The story involves books as characters, with the dictionary as the protagonist. "I became interested in the dictionary because it has the ability to say everything that can ever be said, it contains all the stories imaginable, just not in the right order"--from the author. As the story progresses and the dictionary attempts to make sense of its contents, the column of dictionary definitions begins to shift – words move and form new shapes and sentences that can be read in multiple directions; letters themselves lose their position and order until the alphabet is introduced. Signed and numbered by the artist. The collection has copy 473 of 500.
Dont Push Press
1 poster : ill. ; 85 x 60 cm.
Black-and-whiteText (layout feature)Visual
Broadsides & PostersPostersWeb pages
Letters in artWords in artArtists' books--Great Britain
postersartists' books (books)
For Rights information please contact Special Collections at the John M. Flaxman Library.
The original object was scanned as a TIFF file on an Epson Expression 10000XL flatbed scanner at approximately 4000 pixels on the long dimension.