Thursday, May 3, 2012

Free Dick Higgins

Dick Higgins
Barrytown, USA: Something Else Press, 1969
1.5" diameter
Metal button. Offset lithograph.

Alongside cards, catalogues and broadsides announcing publications, the Something Else Press produced promotional balloons, fortune cookies and these buttons. I've never seen the balloons and cookies (or even documentation of them) but a few of these buttons are still kicking around. I've never had any idea as to what it meant, and it's only mention in a Something Else Press newsletter doesn't help matters:

(from Volume 1, #10. the underline is a fault of the scan and is not intended as emphasis).

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