futura nos. 1–26 (all published)
futura nos. 1–26 (all published)
futura nos. 1–26 (all published)
futura nos. 1–26 (all published)
futura nos. 1–26 (all published)
futura nos. 1–26 (all published)

futura nos. 1–26 (all published)

Stuttgart: Edition Hansjörg Mayer, 1968. Stuttgart: Edition Hansjörg Mayer, 1968. Two 16 x 24 cm (6.3 x 9.45") card stock sleeves letterpressed in black each containing thirteen folded letterpressed and offset printed broadsides measuring 16 x 24 cm folded, 64 x 48 cm unfolded (6.3 x 9.45" folded, 25.2 x 18.9" unfolded). Text in English, French, German, and Japanese.

A complete two-volume set of twenty-six broadsides (one for every letter of the alphabet) with each issue devoted to an individual concrete poet, artist, or writer. Edited and published 1965–1968 by Hansjörg Mayer, this iconic broadside series rooted in the lowercase font Futura, is a seminal publication as it relates to concrete and visual poetry, typography, printmaking, and conceptual art.

Vol. 1 featuring contributions by: 1. Mathias Goeritz: Die goldene botschaft, 1965; 2. Klaus Burkhardt: Coldtypestructure, 1965; 3. Max Bense: Tallose Berge, 1965; 4. Reinhard Döhl: 4 Texte, 1965; 5. Louis Zukofsky: “a”–9, 1966; 6. Bohumila Grögerova/Josef Hirsal: Job boj, 1966; 7. Ian Hamilton Finlay: 5 poems, 1966; 8. Claus Bremer: Engagierende texte, 1966; 9. Augusto de Campos: Luxo lixo, 1966; 10. Edward Lucie Smith: Cloud sun fountain statue, 1966; 11. Dieter Rot: Zum laut lesen, 1966; 12. Emmett Williams: Rotapoems, 1966; 13. Frieder Nake: Computergrafik, 1966.

Vol. 2 featuring contributions by: 14. Carlo Belloli: Sole solo, 1966; 15. Jonathan Williams: Polycotyledonous poems, 1967; 16. Hiro Kamimura: 5 vokaltexte, 1967; 17. Wolfgang Schmidt: Sl6köpfig, 1967; 18. Pierre Garnier: Six odes concretesa la picardie, 1967; 19. Bob Cobbing: Chamber Music, 1967; 20. Edwin Morgan: Emergent Poems, 1967; 21. Dick Higgins: January Fish, 1967; 22. Wolf Vostell: De coll age aktionstext, 1967; 23. Herman de Vries: Permutierbarer text, 1967; 24. Peter Schmidt: Programmed square 11, 1968; 25. Andre Thomkins: palindrome, 1968; 26. Robert Filliou: Galerie legitime, 1968.

Both card stock sleeve portfolios show trace amounts of rubbing and minor surface creasing to margins with a minor closed tear at the foot of Vol. 2. Vol. 2 also with a light bump at top left corner affecting the portfolio and most of the broadsides. The twenty-six broadsides with light age toning and trace amounts of rubbing to back of issue no. 13, else fine. Item #504

Price: $1,500.00