A friend of mine introduced me to the Codex Seraphinianus just for the epic-ness of it and I thought that it completely embodied the whole fakery theme.
The Codex Seraphinianus is a book written and illustrated by the Italian artist, architect and industrial designer Luigi Serafini during thirty months, from 1976 to 1978. It is some sort of encyclopedia for an extraterrestrial planet that he created. It features different kinds of creatures, plants and objects, all illustrated and explained in that world's own language which to this day remains indecipherable.
If creating an whole encyclopedia for a made-up planet in an indecipherable language doesn't scream fakery, I don't know what does.