[artinfo] PhotoStatic Magazine Retrograde Archive now complete.

eleven ll at detritus.net
Fri Sep 1 23:34:21 CEST 2006

Over the last five years, the editor of PhotoStatic Magazine 
(1983-1998) has been gradually converting all of the issues of the 
series from their published form (on paper) into pdf files for the 
public to download. We are pleased to announce that the final 
installment of the archive (PhotoStatic no. 1) has been posted, and 
so the archive is now complete. All of the downloads are freely 
available, and 100% copyright free (as they have been ever since 

During its run, the PhotoStatic Magazine series underwent several 
transformations, as some issues were published under differing 
titles, which include: PhotoStatic Magazine, PhonoStatic Cassettes, 
Retrofuturism, YAWN: Sporadic Critique of Culture, The Bulletin of 
the Copyright Violation Squad, and Psrf. In addition to the 49 print 
issues released between 1983 and 1998 (which includes two issues of 
double the normal page count), the archive also includes 10 issues on 
audio cassette (downloadable as mp3s) as well has a handful of 
supplemental releases.

PhotoStatic was a magazine, a periodical series of printed works that 
focused on xerography as the source of a particular visual language 
that was widely used by graphic artists in the various art and music 
underground scenes of the 80s and 90s. During this time, the 
publication served as a forum to collect and redistribute artworks 
that originated in these scenes. Eventually, its scope extended to 
embrace not only graphic works, but also concrete poetry, 
correspondence art, ephemera from works in other media, essays, 
fiction, reviews, and reports on various cultural scenes, including 
Neoism, the home taping community, the zine community, and mail art.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or comments you may have.

Lloyd Dunn - ll at detritus.net
Public Works - http://pwp.detritus.net/
Photostatic - http://psrf.detritus.net/

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