Born and raised at the Almanaque magazine’s office, this Amusement with Punctuation Marks happens when Alexandre O’Neill, standing before the precious “treasure box” of designer Sebastião Rodrigues, opened his ear to the embarrassed silence of those typographic elements and started recording its voices. The result would be published in 1960 in the book Abandono Vigiado, with this dedication: “To Sebastião Rodrigues, who enjoyed himself perfecting this amusement. To the composer and printers who worked on this book. ”
One of the most noble tributes that literature has paid to our design.
José Cardoso Pires