Sean Kaye, Jenny West · A Random Dispersal of Dust
‘Sean Kaye and Jenny West have taken Andrew Hurley’s 1998 English translation of Jorge Luis Borges’ 1941 short story La Biblioteca de Babel (The Library of Babel) and attempted to write a version of its opposite, not an inversion of the story itself, more like a distorted mirror image of the whole text.’ Juan Cruz
Entirely handset by Caine in Syntax 8-point type, roman and italic (a very late and modern humanistic sans-serif, also used for this digital catalogue), it was created by Hans-Eduard Meier in 1969 for the prestigious Stempel typefoundry in Frankfurt. Letterpress-produced contemporary typography and a conceptual artwork.
Un livre conçu par des artistes conceptuels anglais qui se plaisent à mettre en forme une (in)version contraire, anti-sens amusant du texte La Bibliothèque de Babel de Borges.