In the book,
it’s the eyes that meet the words

The book is ready and includes reviews of astronauts

Skywriting is here then it’s gone

Handwriting a thing from the past is all thumbs now

For the letters that choose not to return to the word – it is a kind of suffocation

A holy text read silently, seen aloud
A book carried through history

I was reading a page in a book with an adjoining illustration that I wanted to examine closer. Instead of moving the book toward my face or my head thrust forward to see further details – i found myself putting my fingers on the image in the book and using that magnify finger and thumb motion over the picture you’d use on a tablet

—Nico Vassilakis

Nico Vassilakis writes and draws language. Many of his results can be found online and at his website: