Codex Silenda, A Handcrafted Puzzle Book With Pages That Must Be Solved to Unlock the Next One

Industrial designer Brady Whitney has created the “Codex Silenda“, a gorgeous, handcrafted, laser-cut five-page puzzle book, each page with a different puzzle that the reader must unlock before progressing onto the next page.

Codex Silenda is a five page book that features five intricate puzzles. Each page features a unique puzzle that requires the user/reader to unlock the corresponding bolts in order to progress to the next page. As the puzzler moves through the book, a story begins to unfold, depicting the story of an apprentice in Da Vinci’s Workshop who encounters the same Codex. However in the story the Codex acts as a trap set by Da Vinci to capture any would be spies/snoopy apprentices in order to protect his work. The only way to escape is to solve each of the puzzles before the master returns from his trip.

Whitney is currently raising funds through Kickstarter, although all of the tiers are currently sold out but a waiting list available online.


Mechanical Iris

Rotating Maze

Geneva Gears

Paradox Sliders

photos by Brady Whitney