2Join Project Space for our Monthly Open Studio presentation of “Electric Information Age”, a survey of experimental paperbacks from the 1960s and 70s — inspired by Vancouver Art/Book Fair exhibitor Inventory Press’ publication The Electric Information Age Book — curated by Jaz Halloran and Stephane Bernard.

The Electric Information Age Book explores the nine-year window of mass-market publishing in the sixties and seventies when formerly backstage players—designers, graphic artists, editors—stepped into the spotlight to produce a series of exceptional books…Graphic designers such as Quentin Fiore (The Medium Is the Massage, 1967) employed a variety of radical techniques—verbal visual collages and other typographic pyrotechnics—that were as important to the content as the text. The Electric Information Age Book is the first book-length history of this brief yet highly influential publishing phenomenon.” — Inventory Press

Books on view include —

Inventory Press’ titles:
The Electric Information Age Book
Above The Pavement: The Farm
Street Value

& such 1960s and 70s experimental paperbacks as:

Ways of Seeing by John Berger
The Medium is the Massage by Marshall McLuhan and Quentin Fiore
Mainmise Magazine, published out of Montreal
Grapefruit by Yoko Ono
Peter Max Paper Airplane Book by Peter Max
US Magazine, published out of New York



Suivez pour le site Internet de PROJECT SPACE ou cliquez sur les images ci-haut pour plus d’information sur l’événement que j’ai co-commisarié ce mois-ci. Il s’agit d’une petite exposition de livres de poches datant des années 60 et 70, tel que la revue Mainmise et ses précurseurs américains, qui sont issues des théories de Marshall McLuhan. La bonne lecture est au menu, évidemment.

(Images: Cover illustrations are copyright of their respective publishers; Scans/GIF by myself. Les textes et les illustrations sont la propriété intellectuelle du des publications respectives. Les numérisations et le GIF sont de moi-même.)