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

329,00 DKK

Richly illustrated book on underground magazines and counter culture ephemera. Published by Spector Books, Leipzig 2020 (2015) and edited by Jan-Frederik Bandel, Annette Gilbert and Tania Prill. Oversized large book in printed wrappers, ringbound. 368 pages, illustrated in color throughout. Text by in English. New copy.

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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 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 (…)”.
Twenty sections – ‘Underdesign’, ‘Comics’, ‘Pornography’, ‘Cut and Paste’, ‘Ambiguity’ – all with reproductions of examples and essays for each section.

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

329,00 DKK

In stock