frankfurt am main: typos verlag, 1965. First edition of 100, of which this is no. 62. Spiral square bound 4to in thick clear plastic covers and French-fold pages silk screened in black. Unpaginated (48 pp.) Signed and numbered by the artist. Text in German.
Sixth artists’ book by Wolfgang Schmidt exploring the format of the square through varying constellations of square and round characters. This example signed and numbered in pencil by the artist on title page. Includes one concrete poem typeset in Futura. Scarce.
One in a series of square artists’ books by the German artist, graphic designer, and typographer, all of which were printed in limited editions. Reminiscent of other artists’ books from the 1960s by Schmidt’s contemporaries and colleagues, including Hansjörg Mayer, Franz Mon, Diter Rot, and Bruno Munari.
An unusually bright near fine example with trace amounts of rubbing to plastic covers, age toning along text block extremities, and a thin area of darkening along right and left margin of front and back cover respectively on account of the plastic covers being slightly narrower. Item #924