Ozon

Utrecht: Privately printed, 1964. 50 x 70 cm (19.69 x 27.56") silkscreened poster with purple ink on light yellow/green paper. Signed and dated in pencil by the artist in the lower right corner.

An original work of Dutch concrete poetry exploring the relationship between the letters o, z, and n, with a filled in counterform on the letter o, all within the constraints of a large circle. ’Ozon’ translates into ‘Ozone’ in Dutch, hence a wonderfully typographic commentary on pollution issues and our planet. This design was also featured on pp. 107 of Herman’s book from 1973 titled Langer vers. Taal mobiliseren 1966 – 1972. Bill bread. Mobilizing language 1966 – 1972.

An iconic example of European concrete and visual poetry from the 1960’s following and building on the traditions of Hansjörg Mayer, G. J. de Rook, Hans Clavin, Jean-François Bory, and Reinhard Döhl.

A bright very good example with a fold mark in the bottom right corner, crease marks to the right margin, and two light tide markings at upper left margin. Item #5

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