Appunti Di Parole: Yoccilog
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At a time when everything seems to be going digital, it occasionally happens that HTML pages do a U-turn and start heading for paper again. This is the case of Appunti di Parole, a little book containing extracts from the light-hearted and carefree blog of illustrator Yoshiko Noda, otherwise known as Yocci. As Giuseppe Antonelli says in his introduction, it's 'an anarchic abacus in which Yocci collects in strictly unalphabetical order ... over a hundred words belonging to a splendidly superfluous vocabulary'. R for Rascal, U for Unthinkable, M for Mushroominess, J for Julep, L for Loony, W for Whistle: the words (written immediately underneath in katakana) in Italian and Japanese jostle and vie for space, chasing one another to the end of the book where they all group together in a four-language glossary.
ISBN 9788875703592. Edizioni Corraini.