Commonpress 23. Political Satire: Post Scriptum

Commonpress 23. Political Satire: Post Scriptum
Commonpress 23. Political Satire: Post Scriptum
folio- cardboard sleeve containing loose sheets of various sizes, 103 pp
22h x 17w in

Carlo Battisti

Paul Nicholson
The Olde Oak Trio

Woody Van Amen
No Idea Is Better Then A Non-Idea

Postcard Preservation Society
Lady in Waiting- Today Ireland, Tomorrow Liverpool & Leeds

G.E. Mark Vigo


Vittore Baroni (1956-), Editor
250 contributors including Opal. Nations, Ben Vautier, Albrecht D., Timm Ulrichs, A. M. Fine, Bill Gaglione, and many others
published by Commonpress
edition of 500 hand-assembled copies, rubber stamped No. 166

Commonpress, was an idea conceived by Pawel Petasz (Poland) in 1977. Commonpress paved the way for new strategies in publishing and international artistic cooperative practice and is considered a hallmark of Mail Art. Petasz created of a publication with a revolving editorship, assigning issue numbers to those wishing to publish under the banner of Commonpress. All contributors were to become future editors. Petasz's role of Coordinator was soon passed to Gerald Jupitter-Larsen, when it became difficult to receive mail in Poland.

"Commonpress is a periodical edited by common effort. Apart from providing material for a particular edition, each participant may elect to edit, print and distribute a future edition at his/her own cost. Each edition is composed according to its editor. Only the title 'Commonpress', numeration and format being retained."

Commonpress 23 was also an international mail-art show at the Forte dei Marmi Municipal Library, September 1 – 16, 1979

sleeve shows wear and slight tears around edges + some crease tears, loose pages are overall in good condition with just some slight yellowing, one page is very yellow with pin marks in each corner, some foxing on various pages