Over the course of 30 months between 1976 and 1978 Italian industrial designer, architect, and artist, Luigi Serafini, created the Codex Seraphinianus, one of the strangest and most intriguing encyclopedias ever published. Released in 1981 and containing about 360 pages (depending on the edition), the Codex contains a vast array of drawings, illustrations, and an indecipherable imaginary language. Philosophers have tried to explain its meaning, and code breakers have tried to reveal the secrets (if any) of the language itself. Great Big Story sat down with the man behind the book to see if they could find some answers.

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