This set of texts by Lorraine Perlman, a founding member of the Detroit Printing Co-op, and Danielle Aubert discusses several of the projects printed by Fredy and Lorraine Perlman in 1968 and into the 1970s. The Detroit Printing Co-op, which existed from 1970 until 1980, was open for use by anyone willing to learn to maintain and operate the equipment, which was considered social property. It was the site of production of thousands of leftist books, pamphlets, posters, and flyers over the course of the 1970s. In her text, Lorraine Perlman describes her time with her husband Fredy, a writer and printer, when they lived in Kalamazoo, Michigan, and first began publishing the magazine Black and Red, which would later become the name of their press, Black and Red. Danielle Aubert, a graphic designer, describes how Fredy Perlman’s anti-capitalist approach to craft led to experimentation with graphic arts equipment, layout, typography, and printing.
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Research Article| July 01 2020
Anything Can Happen
South Atlantic Quarterly (2020) 119 (3): 549–566.
Danielle Aubert, Lorraine Perlman; Anything Can Happen. South Atlantic Quarterly 1 July 2020; 119 (3): 549–566. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/00382876-8601410
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