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P.0 condemn || condemned
Stephen Duncombe once said, “The history of all rebellious cultural and political movements is within the history of the unavoidable contradiction of staking out new ground within and through the landscape of the past”.
“condemn || condemned” is the first publication from OXBLOOD Publishing, from the publisher’s founder. Operating under the imperative “get out, get out fast” this first publication was conceived, designed, and produced over the course of the few weeks following the 2017 presidential inauguration. The images are a small sampling of condemned buildings found in Auburn, NY. The images and corresponding text explore, through design and process, the poetic parallels and undertones between a body public whose foundation seems split by the awakening of a deep cultural fissure, and the often-overlooked deteriorating physical infrastructures.
P.1 [something billeted, something treatise]
“[something billeted something treatise]” was composed by Sutton through an aleatoric process that utilized lines from poems previously published or forthcoming in “Dusie: Tuesday Poem”, “N/A”, and “Volt”, amongst other works.
In order to subject the layout and design of Sutton’s work to additional aleatoric methods, the original manuscript was typed on a Smith-Corona Galaxy XXII, with all bracketing and underlining added by hand. The typewritten master was scanned and paginated digitally with the entirety of the final edition laser-printed. The cover labels are typewritten and the back imprint is letterpress.
The covers and paper are all salvaged office supplies (hanging file folders and 20# Gilbert copy paper, 25% cotton, and graph paper).
P.2 ISBN: Commodification + Monopoly
Sherman’s “ISBN: Commodification + Monopoly” is a brief essay presenting concerns with the current ISBN model in small press publishing, while also offering the potential of a cooperative solution.
The content of this book was printed digitally on 28# Mohawk Color Copy Premium with i-Tone. The covers were letterpress printed on a strange stock from the Wells College Book Arts Center paper storage room. The endpapers are a selection of ISBNs + SBNs from the author’s personal library.
For more information on Sherman’s proposed ISBN cooperative model, please contact email@example.com.
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- Jillian Bruschera – Ice Water – chapbook
- Vida Sacic – Like Some Female Hamlet – interview w/OXBLOOD
- The State of TNI(P)P – essay on TNI(P)P, OXBLOOD’s current collaborative manifesto project