Ed Ruscha, Mason Williams, Patrick Blackwell
Royal Road Test
Los Angeles, USA: Los Angeles, 1967
60 pp., 24 x 16 cm., spiral bound
Edition of 1000
Photo-documentation of a Royal manual typewriter thrown out of the window of a 1963 Buick traveling at ninety miles per hour. Ruscha drove the car, Williams (best known for the instrumental song "Classical Gas") threw the typewriter, and Blackwell (who once shared a studio with Ruscha) took the photographs.
The title was produced in an second edition of 1000 copies in 1969, a third edition of 2000 copies in 1971, and a fourth edition of 1500 copies in 1980.