"Dont stand chattering to yourself like that," Humpty Dumpty said, looking at her for the first time, "but tell me your name and your business." "My name is Alice, but " "Its a stupid name enough!" Humpty Dumpty interrupted impatiently. "What does it mean?" "Must a name mean something?" Alice asked doubtfully. "Of course it must," Humpty Dumpty said with a short laugh: "my name means the shape I am and a good handsome shape it is, too. With a name like yours, you might be any shape, almost."
Lewis Carroll "Through the Looking Glass"
The volume contains 2388 names of real and fictitious persons. They were printed onto original spreads of the New York phone book (Manhattan Verizon White Pages), which themselves include thousands of names; names from all over the world. Five copies of the volumnious phone book found their way across the atlantic and were necessary to produce the edition. Design, handset and letterpress: Peter Malutzki. Found material, 212 pages, linen-over-board cover. Flörsheim am Main 2003.