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plates journal issue 02: cipher

lunch 2020

Letter format softcover journal (216mm x 166mm)

84 pages


Plates issue 02: cipher engages with concepts of code and code-switching. Using a diverse range of approaches that span both fiction and non-fiction, the seven contributions that appear in issue 02 present insights into the languages both shared and secret, public and personal, that infiltrate and define the contemporary world.

Contributors in order:

Bre Skye

Cecilia Resende Santos

Richard B. Keys

Richard Domenico

I.L. Smith

Jordan Davey-Emms (NZ)

Isabella Rosner


Plates is an internationally minded experimental journal edited by Casey Carsel and designed by Unyimeabasi Udoh. All print editions can also be read online at


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Plates Journal Issue 02

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