Trompe Le Doigt (Fool the Finger); Vincent Bijlo (Dutch, born 1965), Philip Stroomberg (Dutch, born 1967), Esther Krop (Dutch, born 1974), Plain Paper magazine; Offset lithograph and braille press on Curious Matter Désirée Red paper; Courtesy of Plain Paper magazine

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2018

0305, Braille Magazine Layout, 2016

An open magazine has two red pages. A poem is printed in Latin characters and in braille. A flat pattern of small black dots covers both pages. The exhibition includes a durable tactile replica of the magazine as well as a paper magazine displayed in a case. The poem was written by Vincent Bijlo for Plain Paper magazine. Braille, the world's most widely used tactile alphabet, was invented by Louis Braille (1809–1852), who was blind.

Trompe Le Doigt (Fool the Finger); Vincent Bijlo (Dutch, born 1965), Philip Stroomberg (Dutch, born 1967), Esther Krop (Dutch, born 1974), Plain Paper magazine; Offset lithograph and braille press on Curious Matter Désirée Red paper; Courtesy of Plain Paper magazine

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