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Taking its collective name from the wartime "underground press" of Europe's anti-Nazi resistance, the publications examined here were all members of the Underground Press Syndicate (later renamed the Alternative Press Syndicate), founded in 1967 so that member papers could freely share and reprint material. This utopian model resulted in an explosion of alternative publications worldwide as every small start-up had access to the work of soon-to-be famous writers, journalists, artists, and graphic designers. Among the notable figures whose work has appeared in these pages are Hunter S. Thompson, T. Coraghessan Boyle, Ken Kesey, R. Crumb, Art Spiegelman—to name only a few. The underground press documented everything from politics and art to film and fashion. Among the publications featured here are The Los Angeles Free Press (persecuted by the Nixon-era FBI for its antiwar views), The East Village Other (the first to adopt a psychedelic layout), Interview (founded by Andy Warhol and the first to feature homoerotic imagery), The Chicago Seed, Oracle, and The Berkeley Barb (famous for one cover showing a young man with a chain around his mind). The ideas unleashed in these now vintage publications continue to reverberate through society and influence public discourse and graphic design in the form of today's 'zines and online blogs.

About the Author

Jean-François Bizot founded the French underground magazine Actuel in 1970. Barry Miles was a central figure of '60 counterculture and is the author of many books on the subject.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780789314963
Subtitle:
Underground and Alternative Publications, 1965-1975
Publisher:
Universe
Preface:
Miles, Barry
Foreword by:
Miles, Barry
Foreword:
Miles, Barry
Author:
Bizot, Jean-Francois
Author:
Miles, Barry
Author:
Bizot, Jean-Francois
Subject:
Modern - General
Subject:
Underground press publications
Subject:
Counter culture
Subject:
World History-1650 to Present
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20060912
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
250 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS
Pages:
264
Dimensions:
13.3 x 8.9 x 1.1 in 3.55 lb

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History and Social Science » Journalism » General
History and Social Science » Journalism » Media Studies
History and Social Science » Journalism » Oversized Books

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