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The Zymoglyphic Museum: A Guide to the Exhibits (2020)

The museum in book form! Third edtion, lavishly illustrated in full color, 8.5x11 inches, 200+ pages! Standard paperback or deluxe hardcover edition!

Purchase paperback at Powell's City of Books or bookshop.org
Hardcover version at Lulu

Both versions also available through Amazon

Preview on Dropbox here
or download free PDF here (260 MB)

Views of the Zymoglyphic Region (2011)

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

See samples here

Blog entry

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Individual prints, framed or unframed, from the book are available here

Sketches of the Zymoglyphic Region (2010)

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

Samples here

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The Anthologies

The Zymoglyphic Anthology (2019)

An assemblage of documents from and about the museum
Contains:
Booklets published by the museum over the years
Historic documents from the archive
Essays about the museum
Fiction, poetry, and visual art relating to the museum and the region
Details here

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The Zymoglyphic Anthology, Volume II

A work in progress! Coming in 2021!


Books by Jason Squamata

Jason is the museum's official Scribe. He is also the author of Hypnozine: The Birth of Hypno (Deep Overstock, 2020)

Hotel Zymoglyphic (2019)

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

For aeons, league after league of bold explorers and reckless lunatics have abandoned the fallen world of matter in search of immaterial territories and unknown pleasures, always promising to return to us with their treasures. But they never come back. All they leave behind is baffling forensic evidence, like this shapeshifting poetical transmission from a lost beyond...
Contains coded incantations for the summoning of densely tentacled dream lovers and the sublimation of one’s own skin into fictoplasmic dreaming.
-- The author

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Oneiric Memoir: The Dream Diaries of Jason Squamata (2020)

Freud famously termed dreams the royal road to the unconscious. Jason transmutes the raw narrative of his nightly excursions into literary gems, seamlessly blending prose and poetry.

Oneiropathic Dysmorphia. It happens every day. Consult this case history, dense with signs, warnings, and recipes...A book to help you touch base with Inner Space and find the fire these times require. Up close and personal, through the prism of my dreaming. Funny. Sad. Sleazy. Astonishing. And all points in between. -- The author

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Booklets

Available individually in print at the museum, or as free PDF download. All are included in The Zymoglyphic Anthology.
The Zymoglyphic Way: A Manifesto (2012)

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

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Creating and Curating Your Own Personal Museum (2013)

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

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The Positively Unknown: A Kid's Guide to the Zymoglyphic Museum (2019)

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

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The Zymoglyphic Museum: Semiotics of a Fictocryptic Portland Institution (2018)

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?"

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Literary Guest Book (2012)

Two-sheet zine
"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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