The Detroit Printing Co-Op: The Politics of the Joy of Printing


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6.4 X 9.4 X 0.6 inches | 1.3 pounds

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The Detroit Printing Co-Op: The Politics of the Joys of Printing...expand[s] design history, and the politics of graphic design...--Jarrett Fuller "Scratching the Surface"
In the 1970s, The Detroit Printing Co-op showed the revolutionary potential of design.The prolific producer of leftist literature worked to define a different relationship to wage labor, materials, and politics.--Danielle Aubert "AIGA"
As documented in design historian Danielle Aubert's richly illustrated book 'The Detroit Printing Co-op: The Politics of the Joy of Printing, ' the co-op was more than a mere publishing facility: It embodied [Freddy] Perlman's belief in the liberatory power of combined daily activities, such as book design, typesetting, and printing [...] Aubert's research into the co-op's legacy ... reveals the project's surprising scope.--Daniel Marcus "Artforum"
Danielle Aubert's history of the Detroit Printing Co-op offers a refreshing example of graphic design as it was practiced in the most alternative of ways--not only outside of the mainstream design profession, but also against the prevailing capitalist economy premised on private ownership. For enthusiasts of graphic design, Fredy Perlman's unexpected visually inventive designs for politically salient works offer a much needed example of how self-publishing and DIY printing, so in vogue today, can be used to not just make something, but to also say something.--Andrew Blauvelt "Director, Cranbrook Museum of Art"