by J. Drucker
This sad looking little pamphlet was produced using the dot matrix printer I had for my first, IBM-clone computer. The typography makes the best use I could of three variations in font -- a condensed, an expanded, and a standard width. The layout was done by creating the print-outs and then pasting them up on sheets of paper taped to the windows with a grid of graph paper underneath. Primitive.
by J. Drucker
typographic: Dot matrix print-out, in three variable widths.
graphical: The layout stresses the interconnected, intercut nature of the various texts. They move into and out of each other, like roadways or sightlines in a landscape.
The text of this pamphlet is far more compelling than the design or graphic effect. The language of an alienated subject, struggling to reconstitute any locus of self-hood in the distributed, shifting, decentered landscape is poignant and deadly accurate.
born: United States
active: United States
citizenship: United States
location: Elmwood, Connecticut
note: Bookscape was first published as Issue # 33, April 1, 1988, of Abacus. [J. Drucker]
edition type: editioned
publisher: Abacus, Potes and Poets Press Inc.
place: Elmwood, Connecticut
edition size: Unknown, but not more than 100.
horizontal: 8.5 inches closed
vertical: 11 inches closed
depth: .05 inches closed
format: pamphlet (AAT)
Johanna Drucker recently received a Mellon Faculty Fellowship for 1988-89 to study avant-garde typography in the Fine Arts Department at Harvard University. Her most recent publications are Through Light and the Alphabet (1986) and Against Fiction (1984). She lives currently in Dallas, Texas, where she teaches at the University of Texas.