Johanna Drucker, Diagrammatic Writing, Korean edition, translated by Choi Sulki, Workroom Specter, 2019. Offset printing, section-sewn paperback with dust jacket, page size 138 x 213 mm, 36 pp. Printed and bound by Segeoleum.
This book examines, by its own typography as well as text, how the form of the book contributes to the production of meaning. “Diagrammatic Writing is a poetic demonstration of the capacity of format to produce meaning. The articulation of the codex, as a space of semantically generative relations, has rarely (if ever) been subject to so highly focused and detailed a study. The text and graphical presentation are fully integrated, co-dependent, and mutually self-reflexive” (Onomatopee website).
The design of this Korean edition attempts to “translate” the form of the original book as well as its content. Co-designed by its translator, the text evidently shows how the verbal translation has been affected by the need to find matching visual arrangements.
ISBN 979-11-89356-22-4 03600
Text in Korean