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In 1966, French author Hervé Bazin published an essay entitled "Let's Pluck the Bird" proposing six new pieces of punctuation. Plucking the Bird supposes that his work on these was far more extensive than initially thought. In 2013 Orson Wilberforce, while researching the third part of this biography on Bazin, discovered a notebook detailing the author's attempts at designing these punctuation marks. The Caxton Museum put on an exhibition of this work in 2014 and after
its success have taken it back on the road
in 2016.

“Why! Why do we not have more variety in our punctuation, more emotion? We have only points and exclamation marks and question marks, but nothing to show real emotions explicitly.”

― HERVÉ BAZIN, PLUCKING THE BIRD

For this invention, we not only wrote a full sketchbook for Bazin but also translated the entire thing into French for authenticity. We also wrote Orson Wilberforce's account and designed the book that included it all, and part of an exhibition.

GEOFFREY BUNTING

GRAPHIC DESIGN

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