Writing one's name
UPO 3: No one can fail
Standard version (1 set AOZ) - 35 €
Version for a class (30 sets AOZ) - 70 €

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Available from May 13, 2019.

We chose to publish an UPO on Marion Bataille’s games in the wake of her double exhibition in Le Havre in May-July 2018, because we believe she offers alternative tools to complete the learning of reading and writing. Marion gives a second chance to every kid. What is so beautiful and moving in the black-white-red letters they create is their effort to keep the letter recognizable, the
difficulty of the gesture, the ardour that has been put in it, it’s the daring and the inventiveness, it’s the immense beauty of clumsiness, it’s the clumsiness of dignity.

While observing the workshops, we had the feeling something important was going on. So we invited two researchers to analyse what Marion had invented: former school teacher Marie-Thérèse Zerbato Poudou and Sébastien Morlighem, who teaches the history of typography. We also asked philosopher Aude Lambert and curator Lucile Haguet what it means to “write one’s name” – no ordinary issue indeed!

Two versions of the UPO 3 are available: one standard version with 1 set of AOZ to write 1 name; one version for a class with 30 sets of AOZ to write 30 names.

Standard version (1 set AOZ) - 35 €
Version for a class (30 sets AOZ) - 70 €


Marion Bataille ("Artist"), Elodie Boyer (Editor), Rejane Dal Bello (Designer). Authors of the articles : Lucile Haguet (Library curator), Aude Lambert (Philosopher), Sébastien Morlighem (Teacher and researcher in History of Graphic Design and Typography), Marie-Thérèse Zerbato Poudou (School teacher and researcher). Translator (from French into English): Pierre Rusch.


Unidentified Paper Object
204 printed pages
Format: 23 x 32,5 cm
Design: Rejane Dal Bello
Print run: 1000 copies
Made in The Netherlands
Publication: May 2019
Price: 35€ (with 1 AOZ set)
70 € (with 30 AOZ sets)
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outside Europe: 10 €
ISBN: 979-10-96939-04-6