Politics of the Joy of Printing, the
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This book explores the history, output and legacy of The Detroit Printing Co-op in a highly illustrated and timely exploration of political organising, publishing, design and distribution. Operating between 1969 and 1980, the Co-op was the site for the printing of the first English translation of Guy Debord's Society of the Spectacle and journals like Radical America, produced by the Students for a Democratic Society and books such as The Political Thought of James Forman. Co-founder Fredy Perlman was not a printer or a designer by training, but was deeply engaged in the ideas, issues, processes and materiality of printing. While at the Detroit Printing Co-op, he radically rethought the possibilities of print by experimenting with overprinting, collage techniques, different kinds of papers and so on. Behind the calls to action and class consciousness written in his publications, there was an innate sense of the politics of design, experimentation and pride of craft.
ISBN 9781941753255. Inventory Press.