Page from Codex Seraphinianus from the late 1970s by Italian architect, illustrator and industrial designer Luigi Serafini

In 1981 Italian artist Luigi Serafini published what has since remained in popular view as the weirdest book in history: Codex Seraphinianus.

by Luigi Serphini; there is some creepy and weiiiiird stuff in this!!

Codex Seraphinianus

Luigi Serafini‘s masterpiece Codex Seraphinianus, or the Fantastical Encyclopedia. 1976-78

otherwordly illustrations taken from Luigi Serafini‘s masterpiece Codex Seraphinianus, a fantastical encyclopedia of the unknown completed b.

Codex Seraphinianus, Bizarre And Beautiful Art From An Alien World

Codex Seraphinianus, Bizarre And Beautiful Art From An Alien World

Luigi Serafini Codex Seraphinianus: creating pokemons before it was cool

"Crocoitus" - motyw z fenomenalnego ćwiczenia wyobraźni i dla wyobraźni pod tytułem CODEX SERAPHINIANUS autorstwa Luigiego Serafiniego. Pół godziny dziennie z tymi ilustracjami to świetny estetyczno-intelektualny odpowiednik jogi.

Codex Seraphinianus

"Crocoitus" - motyw z fenomenalnego ćwiczenia wyobraźni i dla wyobraźni pod tytułem CODEX SERAPHINIANUS autorstwa Luigiego Serafiniego. Pół godziny dziennie z tymi ilustracjami to świetny estetyczno-intelektualny odpowiednik jogi.

Some otherwordly illustrations taken from Luigi Serafini‘s masterpiece Codex Seraphinianus, a fantastical encyclopedia of the unknown completed between 1976-1978, and published in an extremely limited edition in 1981.  This is a really incredible book!  Too bad it's OOP.

codex seraphinianus in the late italian architect, illustrator and industrial designer luigi serafini made a book, an encyclopedia of unknown, parallel world. it is written in an unknown language, using an unknown alphabet.

Luigi Serafini‘s masterpiece Codex Seraphinianus, or the Fantastical Encyclopedia.

Luigi Serafini - Flora, “Codex Seraphinianus”, Codex Seraphinianus is regarded by many to be the strangest book in the world. It is an illustrated encyclopedia of an imaginary world written in a cipher alphabet in an imaginary language.

Codex Seraphinianus: History’s Most Bizarre and Beautiful Encyclopedia, Brought Back to Life | Brain Pickings

Codex Seraphinianus: History’s Most Bizarre and Beautiful Encyclopedia, Brought Back to Life

Codex Seraphinianus, originally published in is an illustrated encyclopedia of an imaginary world, created by the Italian artist, architect and industrial designer Luigi Serafini.

Luigi Serafini‘s masterpiece Codex Seraphinianus, or the Fantastical Encyclopedia. 1976-78

Botanical Illustrations from CODEX SERAPHINIANUS. Would be interesting to create illustrations based on the Doctrine of Signatures, in this vein.

Codex Seraphinianus: History’s Most Bizarre and Beautiful Encyclopedia, Brought Back to Life | Brain Pickings

Codex Seraphinianus: History’s Most Bizarre and Beautiful Encyclopedia, Brought Back to Life

Codex Seraphinianus: History’s Most Bizarre and Beautiful Encyclopedia, Brought Back to Life: Brain Pickings

Can You Decipher The Language Of This Cryptic Book?

This 33-Year-Old Cryptic Book Has Left Linguists Baffled. Can You Decipher Its Language?

Codex Seraphinianus: History’s Most Bizarre and Beautiful Encyclopedia, Brought Back to Life | Brain Pickings

Codex Seraphinianus: History’s Most Bizarre and Beautiful Encyclopedia, Brought Back to Life

Codex Seraphinianus: History’s Most Bizarre and Beautiful Encyclopedia, Brought Back to Life | Brain Pickings

Codex Seraphinianus

Codex Seraphinianus

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