Flip-Movie Dance Alphabet Peepshow Toy Enigma Boring Book
Published by Cuneiform Press.
Uh is an artist's book originally published in 1971 (in a run of 500 copies) by a 21-year-old Richard Hell, and issued under the pseudonym Ernie Stomach through Hell's Genesis : Grasp Press. Stomach/Hell's aim was to create "a version of the Roman alphabet in which the glyphs correspond in their differentiations to lower case block-lettered forms, but stripped to the naked elliptical minimum … using X-Acto Knifed mylar templates and a felt tip pen." Now, with the advent of font software, Stomach has been able to recreate the book as he would have done it at the time were such technology available. This book is a facsimile of the original, but for the improved precision and consistency of the strokes of the "alphabet peepshow." In an enclosed leaflet, Hell discusses the relationship between poetry, typography and punk aesthetics that informed the making of Uh.
PUBLISHER Cuneiform Press
BOOK FORMAT Paperback, 8.5 x 5.5 in. / 60 pgs / 26 bw.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 1/22/2019 Forthcoming
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: FALL 2018 p. 139
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9780986004070TRADE List Price: $18.00 CDN $25.50
AVAILABILITY Awaiting stock
STATUS: Forthcoming | 1/22/2019
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