This studio project is an addendum to Sigla, a book published by Jordskred in 2018. Both books are studies of the typographic elements known as 'sigla' which James Joyce used in his novel Finnegans Wake. Joyce began using these glyphs in his notebooks – and in the finished novel – to represent characters, objects and concepts. The sigla operate in the ambiguous zone between letterform and pictogram, often representing the first letter of a character's name and at other times referring to visual elements such as anatomical features and the book itself. In both Sigla books, the meaning of the symbols and the relationships between them are explored through juxtaposition, comparison and positioning. Sigla Addendum is co-published by Village Books and Catalogue Library.
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