Processed World, 1-33 + 2.001 + 2.005 (1981-2005)

15 February 2018, dusan

Processed World is an anarchist magazine about the absurdity of modern office work. The magazine was founded in 1981. No new issues have been produced since 2005.

The magazine is about the absurdity and futility of modern employment practices in which a large number of college-educated people are often forced to seek temporary work with no worker benefits. The magazine details the subversive attitudes and sense of humor required for workers to be able to get through the day when forced to perform dull, degrading and boring work as wage slaves doing modern office work such as working as a computer programmer, word processor, call center operator, data entry operator, telemarketer or file clerk.

The print magazine was widely distributed to and read by office workers in Downtown San Francisco during the years the print magazine was published from 1981 to 1992.

Writers that have had work published by the magazine include Chris Carlsson, Fred Rinne, Adam Cornford, John Norton, Jesse Drew, and Donna Kossy. The magazine featured cartoons by artists such as Tom Tomorrow, Jay Kinney, and Paul Mavrides. (Wikipedia)

Publisher Processed World, San Francisco, 35 numbers, 1981-2005
via fcr

Commentary: Jacob Silverman (Baffler, 2014)

PDF and other formats (Internet Archive)

Max Bense, Elisabeth Walther (eds.): rot 21: konkrete poesie international (1965)

7 January 2018, dusan

An anthology of concrete poetry. Special issue of rot.

Works by diter rot, edwin morgan, ian hamilton finlay, vagn steen, emmet williams, peter greenham, ladislaw novák, josef hirsal und bohumila grögerová, paul de vree, pierre garnier, john j. sharkey, dom sylvester houédard, yüksel pazarkaya, mathias goeritz, carlo belloli, eugen gomringer, gerhard rühm, ernst jandl, kurt sanmark, åke hodell, leif nylén, hans-jørgen nielsen, jörgen nash, augusto de campos, ronaldo azeredo, haroldo de campos, josé lino grünewald, franz mon, décio pignatari, reinhard döhl, timm ulrichs, konrad balder schäuffelen, edgar braga, pedro xisto, claus bremer, helmut heißenbüttel.

With an Afterword by Max Bense
Published in Stuttgart, May 1965
Cover design Walter Faigle
Printing Hansjörg Mayer
ISBN 3874510212
[46] pages
via Archivio Maurizio Spatola

PDF (10 MB)

Emigre, 11: Graphic Designers and the Macintosh Computer (1989)

28 December 2017, dusan

Emigre magazine’s eleventh issue, ‘Ambition/Fear: Graphic Designers and the Macintosh Computer’, contains vivid artifacts of a discipline’s first encounter with digital tools. From the aesthetics of bitmaps to the expressive interventions made possible by new access to typesetting controls, not to mention the self-publishing venture of the magazine itself, this issue combines modernist and postmodern agendas in a model construction of text-based community.”

Release of the digitized issue “coincides with the publication of “Inflection Point” a rigorously researched essay about Emigre #11 by writer/designer Emily McVarish. The essay takes a close look at Emigre #11, analyzing the technical, critical, and cultural production that would shape Emigre as a medium for typographic demonstration and discussion among peers.”

Design and production: Rudy VanderLans
Typeface designs: Zuzana Licko
Publisher Emigre Graphics, Berkeley, CA, 1989
32 pages, 11.25 x 16.75 in
via Letterform Archive

Commentary: Emily McVarnish (2017, 59 pp).


PDF (23 MB)