Since 2011, under the guidance of artist Paul Elliman, participants of the Werkplaats Typografie are asked to generate a minimum of two facsimiles of books that are relevant and consequential to their art and design practice. Initially, the concept for the facsimile library was to expand the existing library of the Werkplaats Typografie by adding bootleg copies of books whose costs exceeded the annual library budget. Over time, the facsimiles evolved as a means to synthesize the content of the relevant books and generate new outcomes guided by the hand of the designer who chose to contribute a title. The facsimiles can take any form, absorb new information and annotations, and become a new work in its own right. The final assignment requires Werkplaats Typografie participants to add two titles to the Mary Shelley Facsimile Library each year in both print and digital copies. J.G. Ballard’s Crash was added by me for the unique influence it had over new wave and alternative music from the 1970s and 80s.