A Die with Twenty Six Faces / Louis Luthi
Amsterdam-based graphic designer and writer Louis Luthi guides readers through his collection of books with letters for titles, referred to as “alphabet books.”
Some of these titles are familiar, such as John Updike’s S., Georges Perec’s W, and Louis Zukofsky’s A. Others are obscure, perhaps even imaginary, like Arnold Skemer’s C and D, or Zach Sodenstern’s A.
Tracing connections between these books, the author elaborates on the symbolic content of letters, Joycean characters, Franz Kafka, Guy Davenport, and libraries within libraries.
Designed by the author and mixing essay and fiction, the book is a playful meditation on contemporary literature, typography, and book collecting.
Published by Roma Publications and Lectoraat Art & Public Space, 2019
Softcover, 104 pages, color and b&w images, 5.25 × 7.9 inches