Museum Press Publications



The Zymoglyphic Anthology

An assemblage of documents from and about the museum (2019)
Booklets published by the museum over the years
Historic documents from the archive
Essays about the museum
Ficton and poetry
Visual art
Details here
Available in the museum shop or online.
Hotel Zymoglyphic

Illustrated surrealist poem cycle inspired by a visit to the Zymoglyphic region by the Orakuloid himself, Jason Squamata. (2019)

Contains coded incantations for the summoning of densely tentacled dream lovers and the sublimation of one’s own skin into fictoplasmic dreaming. per the author

Available in the museum shop, selected bookstores, or online. Details here
The Zymoglyphic Museum: A Guide to the Collections

The museum in book form! Full color, 100+ pages! (2010)

Available in the museum shop or here

[ Note: An updated, revised, and vastly enlarged new edition of this volume is scheduled for release in 2020 ]
Views of the Zymoglyphic Region

Scenes of daily life in the cities, mountain villages, woods, and jungles of the region as seen during the Age of Wonder, rendered using collages from old engravings (2011)

Available in the museum shop or here
See samples here
Individual prints, framed or unframed, from the book are available here
Blog entry
Sketches of the Zymoglyphic Region

Curator’s vision of the Zymoglyphic region channeled through the medium of spontaneous drawing! (2010)

Samples here
Available in the museum shop or here


Available in print at the museum, or as free PDF download
The Zymoglyphic Way: A Manifesto

A rousing single-sheet zinelet to inspire disciples of The Way (2012)

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Creating and Curating Your Own Personal Museum

A handy booklet for those who are plagued with accumulated detritus and in need of guidance toward creating a meaningful arrangement (2013)

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The Positively Unknown: A Kid's Guide to the Zymoglyphic Museum

A seven-year-old's perspective on the museum, an interactive guide for kids of all ages. (2019)

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The Zymoglyphic Museum: Semiotics of a Fictocryptic Portland Institution

A journal article reprint from the Journal of Esoteric Museology as published in in Portland 2017: An Anthology published by The People's Colloquium. Contains a scholarly analysis of the question "What does 'zymoglyphic' mean?" (2018)

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Literary Guest Book

Two-sheet zine (2012)
"The Zymoglyphic Museum has existed, at least in spirit, for centuries. It has been fortunate to have been visited by several important literary figures, although they have come away with very different impressions."

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