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book (design) story #433

marcel wyss, karl gerstner:
spirale 9

spiral press, bern, 1964
size: 35 x 35 cm
designer: marcel wyss

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"spirale", a magazine for "concrete art and poetry", was founded by marcel wyss (*1930), dieter roth (1930-1998), and eugen gomringer (*1925) in 1954.

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this 9th and last issue contains a multiple by wyss, hand signed in the impressum. the printed drawings on a set of 5 transparent acetete sheets can be combined to form different constellations.

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karl gerstner ("1930) contributed the introductory text, set in sans-serif, all-lowercase. the ad for schwitter on the rear cover is also a design by gerstner.

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