Borges’ eyes have been chosen from the line drawing for a unifying element of the content and the cover. The “eyes” would be cast and covered with leather and attached to the cover. The stamped and foiled ambigram on the back is symbolic of literary genius. Titles of the short stories would be letterpressed on handmade paper in small and cramped handwritten typeface similar to the actual handwriting.
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