Editorial: Object Anthologies

 

Since 2011, Damm has been editor-in-chief of A Bad Penny Review and Opo Books & Objects.

Alongside their other publications, ABPR and Opo release a conceptual, object-based anthology annually—conceived, edited, and “made” by Damm and featuring many of the most innovative writers and artists working today. The following is a selection of those works.

PREVIEW (for a future catalog)

Inspired by George Maciunas’ legendary Fluxus publication Preview Review, Opo asked a select group of writers to propose future publication projects for their press. There was, however, one caveat: the projects needed to be unfeasible, if not all together impossible. The proposals themselves, in the form of a set of advertising brochures, would become the only published work.

 

Baum Bim Baum Bim Baum Bim Baum Bim Bim

A boxed collection of fifteen non-precious objects—including drink coasters, hand fans, trading cards, prints, and a photoset chapbook—from an international selection of visual poets.

 See contents of the box.

 

Dispatches From Abandoned Architecture

In 2013, Opo sent the following letter (slightly redacted) and an antique postcard to a select group of writers and artists:

The returned cards were then digitized and printed as limited edition boxed set.

Dawn GettlerDawn Gettler

 

Amaranth BorsukAmaranth Borsuk

 

See more from Dispatches from Abandoned Architecture.