Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius — 2019


Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius is a publication based on Jorge Luis Borges’ short fiction of the same name. Told in the first-person narrative, the story focuses on the protagonists’ discovery of the mysterious and fictional world of Tlön.

Acting as both art director and designer, I created the layout, typographic construction, photographs, and illustrations as ephemera from the imaginary land of Tlön in Borges’ story. This book is my attempt to place myself in that world momentarily, and is the resulting journal and collection of a scholar who helped compile the encyclopedia of Tlön.

This book was inkjet-printed, hand-bound hardback, completed with a dust jacket printed on bamboo paper.