A poster of the character Cosmas (ለ) , one of the the 33 main characters contained within The Abyssinian Syllabary.
Museum-quality posters made on thick and durable matte paper.
• Paper thickness: 10.3 mil
• Paper weight: 5.57 oz/y² (189 g/m²)
• Giclée printing quality
• Opacity: 94%
• Size: 16 x 20 inches (40.64 x 50.80 cms)
፨ The Abyssian Syllabary spells out the history of Ethiopia through a series of 33 biographical vignettes of emblematic Ethiopian lives – with each life corresponding to one of the main 33 symbols of the Abyssinian Syllabary – or Abugida.
፨ Part historical fiction and part magic scroll, The Abyssinian Syllabary compounds tentative fact and patent fiction to breathe a new life into the characters of the Ethiopian palimpsest.
፦ Spelling out the many lives of Victor Lazlo [ገ], Rimbaud [ዐ], King Théodore [ከ], the Monk Théodore [የ], Munziger Pasha [ወ], Alessandro Zorzi [ሰ], Arab Faquih [ሸ], Leonard Cohen [ፀ], Umm Delombera [ተ], Menfus Kiddus [ሠ] and more…
፨ And with a prologue by the distinguished scholar Manuel de Guèz.
You can also listen to the Abyssinian Syllabary Podcast. Available on all your usual listening platforms: Spotify, Anchor, Itunes, Google Cast…etc.