Word Jazz — Publication One Published Impulsively
[Chicago]: Ken Nordine, 1956. One large two sided leaf (25 ¼ x 18 in.) folded to create sixteen sides. Offset. 6 ⅜ x 9 in. Very good, with light wear along fold lines. Item #6799
An exceptionally rare fold-out publication by the voice-over and recording artist Ken Nordine that shares its name with the record he released the following year with Dot Records. The zine includes variously rendered aphorisms, a grim note from an American existentialist, a short story called “Are These Ideas Right or Wrong?”, and a comic study on the manic depressive disposition. Nordine writes in the contents that he is “on words,” whereas Dick Tyler is on xylotypography: beautiful reproductions of wood-cuttings illustrate the different texts.
“The intent of the contents is to make myself naked with my clothes on.”.