Joseph Uccello—a book designer, artist, and penner/publisher of weird (sometimes wordless) literature—is a figure straight out of an updated M.R. James ghost story. Obsessed with arcana, he's embarked on projects such as publishing ancient texts with original art and typography inspired by the medieval occult. The spirit of "alchemists, mages, sages," and other adepts of the mystical realms is revived in letterpress prints containing the Codex Homunculi (magical formulas for creating human beings), the De Chrysopoeia (for transforming matter into gold), and, for a much more modern take on black magic, the Lovecraft-inspired Pilgrimage to Azathoth. Uccello's images range from Chinese ink brushstrokes to sacred geometric patterns to quasi-satanic icons to abstract photographs.
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