- Jane Espenson (from interview with Advocate.com)
Codex Seraphinianus, 1976-1978
‘The Codex Seraphinianus is a book written and illustrated by Italian artist, architect and industrial designer Luigi Serafini, from 1976 to 1978. The book appears to be a visual encyclopedia of an unknown world, written in one of its languages, an alphabetic writing intended to be meaningless.’
i’ve been looking for this. this means everything to me, i wish this world was real.
what am i looking at here
Twice I hung out with some awesome friends and paged through a pirated digital copy of the Codex Seraphinianus. We sat around drinking tea, and also verbally trying to figure out what was going on in each illustration, or what the pictures reminded us of, or what we wanted other people to notice.
It was a very nice thing to do until one in the morning, and made the Codex even more fun to look at than it is when you’re alone.