Calligram I

The book is a collection of quotable passages. It is arranged alphabetically and each of the sections begins with a display of bravura typography. For example, take the E. Here transcribed from the French for the visually impaired:

Justified right a big lower case letter.
Next line with “enthusiasm” all in a jumble of jumping letters.
And then “eror” with a missing “r”
Next word split over two lines and in bigger point size to mark its “exageration”
And finally almost lost in the gutter in tiny type justified left is “exile”.


E from Dictionnaire des citations

And the cover of the book itself is a collage of famous heads

Cover Karl Petit Dictionnaire des citations

Karl Petit. Le Dictionnaire des Citations du Monde Entier. (1960).

And so for day 1011

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