Slideshow Items

Jan-Frederik Bandel, Annette Gilbert, Tania Prill

Under the Radar (reprint)


Only 1 left in stock

Only 1 left in stock

UNDER THE RADAR – Underground Zines and Self-Publications 1965 – 1975

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.

  • date of publication : december 2019
  • language : EN
  • pages : 368 p.
  • format : 33.3 x 26.7 x 1
  • binding : soft cover, spirals
  • ISBN : 9783959051040
  • publishers : Spector books
  • you may also like

    by same author

    see everything →

    by same publisher

    see everything →
    You're viewing: Under the Radar (reprint) 55,00
    Add to cart