Monday, August 12, 2013
Also at the Mercer Small Press Book Fair yesterday was an outfit called Papirmasse, a subscription-based project that delivers prints and writing by young artists and authors to your door twelve times a year for only $60*. Each issue features both a framable image (ranging in size from a postcard to a folded poster) with an essay or text on the verso.
Billed as "a magazine, work of art, and social experiment all rolled into one", the project began in 2009 and is currently on it's 44th issue, with approximately 1000 subscribers. The first issue (above) featured The Meta-Manifesto, which collaged lines from manifestos ranging from the Futurists to the (wretched) Stuckists, with forty in between, including the Surrealists, Fluxus, even Valerie Solanis' Society for Cutting Up Men Manifesto.
For more information, visit their website, here, which features interviews with many of the participating artists.
*In North America only, the price doubles for international orders, due to exorbitant international postage costs.
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