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Publisher Note

This publication is based on James Joyce’s great literary work “Ulysses”, which in turn draws from the classic epic Greek poem “Odyssey” by Homer. Few will have truly read these works, and even fewer will ‘read’ this publication.
The text of “Ulysses”, via Project Gutenberg, has been stripped of all punctuation, numbers, and special characters. Only the Latin alphabet remains, in capitals and narrowly spaced. The font used is Letter Gothic bold in 12 and 24 points. The various densities of these monospace letters give a vibrant visual effect. Typography is steered into bare minimum. The 22 colours used are primarily chosen by chance.

Each chapter of the original publication as well as this graphic translation have a unique style. Thanks to James Joyce and Homer for inspiring this project.

Concept, design, printing, and binding by Jo Frenken

Riso colours: black, light gray, purple, federal blue, medium blue, blue, cornflower, teal, green, fluorescent green, fluorescent yellow, yellow, fluorescent orange, orange, fluorescent pink, fluorescent red, warm red, bright red, crimson, flat gold, metallic gold, brown

This book was made in 2024 at the amazing Jan van Eyck Academie in Maastricht

Artists’ Book

16 June 1904

by Jo Frenken

Publisher self-published
Edition 1st edition
Release Date 2024
Artist: Jo Frenken
Printrun 50
Inscription signed, numbered
Availability Available
Dimensions 30.0 × 30.0 × 3.0 cm
Pages 300