[Chtcheglov, Ivan]. [Formulaire pour un Urbanisme Nouveau] Formulary for a New Urbanism – The Orderly Version. n.p. [Seattle, WA]: Oblivion Books, n.d. [2016].  Two-sided poster; 50 x 76 cm.. Offset-printed in black and red on 100 lb. white cover stock. Limited to 100 copies. The typography and layout by Fredrik Averin appropriates the celebrated psychogeographic “Naked City” map of Paris by Guy Debord (1957).

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[Chtcheglov, Ivan]. [Formulaire pour un Urbanisme Nouveau] Formulary for a New Urbanism – The Disorderly Version. n.p. [Seattle, WA]: Oblivion Books, n.d. [2016].  One-sided poster; 50 x 76 cm.. Hand-silk-screened in three colors on 100 lb. white cover stock. Limited to 75 numbered copies, 10 of which lettered A-L and signed by Averin and Guerriero (our copy “K”). The typography and layout by Fredrik Averin are inspired by the dynamic typography and advertising images appropriated by Asger Jorn and Guy Debord for their infamous book collaboration Fin de Copenhague (1957).

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From the publisher:

Heliotrope Institute and Oblivion Books present Ivan Chtcheglov’s “The Formulary for a New Urbanism” in a limited edition broadside format. “Formulary for a New Urbanism” was composed by Ivan Chtcheglov under the pseudonym Gilles Ivain when he was 19 years old. It was an internal document adopted by the Letterist International in October 1953. The “Formulary” also served as a poetic and theoretical foundation for the Situationist International, appearing in the first issue of their journal in June 1958. This visionary text set the tone for the themes that preoccupied Guy Debord and the Situationist International in their early “aesthetic” phase: a re-envisioning of all aspects of urbanism, the playful bodily practice of the drift, the rejection of prescribed uses of urban space and structures, the creation of transient and modifiable architectural forms, and the total transformation of everyday life to correspond with the pleasures and desires of the individual. Abridged by Guy Debord for the Situationist journal, here the “Formulary” has been edited to broadside form by Edward Guerriero for Oblivion Books. Reverently produced and overseen by Asher Dinn and Eddie Lee Sausage of Heliotrope Institute.

 

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