Under the Radar Underground Zines and Self-Publications 1965 - -1975

Author(s): Annette Gilbert (Editor); Jan-Frederik Bandel (Editor); Tania Prill (Editor)

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The mid-1960s witnessed a boom in underground and selfpublished works. Hectographs, mimeographs, and offset printing not only allowed for the production of small, lowcost print runs but also promote a unique aesthetic: using wild mock-ups, messianic amateurs combined typescript aesthetics, handwriting, scribbled drawings, assemblages of collaged visuals, porn photos, snapshots, and comic strips. The typography consciously frees itself, in parallel to a liberalization of linguistic and visual forms of expression in the name of a new sensibility. This book (which appears in conjunction with an exhibition at the Weserburg in Bremen) is the first to present the underground and self-published works that came out of West Germany in such depth, while also showing the internationalcontext in which they emerged: not as an anecdotal history but as an attempt to tap into the aesthetic cosmos of a Do-It-Yourself rebellion, one that also challenges us to take a new look at the current boom in independent publishing, the risograph aesthetic, and so on.

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  • : 9783959051040
  • : Dreen, Markus, Anne König u. Jan Wenzel. Spectormag GbR
  • : Dreen, Markus, Anne König u. Jan Wenzel. Spectormag GbR
  • : February 2020
  • : books

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  • : Annette Gilbert (Editor); Jan-Frederik Bandel (Editor); Tania Prill (Editor)
  • : Paperback
  • : 368