I would like to announce the publication of a limited edition chapbook of the asemic writings by the French author Raymond Queneau (1903 – 1976). Queaneau founded the Ouvroir de littérature potentielle (OuLiPo) in 1960 and published many highly stylised and unconventional works, some of which have been adapted for film. He also published work in pictogram form, to which the work in this book is most closely related.
This chapbook is being published by Secret Books, a new collaboration between Tim Gaze (AUS) and myself, Christopher Skinner (UK). The books will be digitally printed on quality paper and card stocks, and individually bound in a numbered edition of 100.
Measuring 143 x 108mm the chapbook is double covered with 12 printed pages, consisting of 9 enhanced reproductions by Queneau along with new artwork by Gaze and Skinner, both inspired by the Queneau pages, and an ink portrait of the artist as a young man.
You can see images of the chapbook in production at www.secretbookpublishing.wordpress.com and sign up for an email notification when the book is available. ‘Raymond Queneau – Ecritures’ will be available to purchase through Big Cartel at just £5.00 plus P&P.