famille expérimentale
the Basnoda
Basnoda was designed at Bernard Magné's suggestion for the setting of a vertical, palindromic sentence by Georges Perec. It reads, upright, from left to right, then from left to right - though in this latter case upside down. Other palindromic signs have been created in addition to the 11 required for the above-mentioned sentence. This did not escape the sagacious eye of Guillaume Pô. Using Basnoda and le Miroir, he wrote "The Ascent of Etna", a torrid, pataphysical novel for trampoline-lovers.
Vertical palindromic sentence by Georges Perec