First edition: Edition Hansjörg Mayer, 1967. First edition of 200 of which this is no. 70. Large square 4to spiral bound in pink Day-Glo wrapped paper boards offset printed in black. Inside signatures are French fold bound and letter pressed in pink and blue. Unpaginated.
A remarkably conceptual work of concrete poetry where a single Futura letterform is flipped and rotated to create the four characters in b, d, p, and q. The visual narrative contained within this book is as much about the genius of Döhl as a concrete poet, as it is about Paul Renner as a typographer who designed Futura in 1927. The concept behind this book could not be executed with a font other than Futura, which from a typography standpoint is a rare and conceptual feat. Undeniably one of the best books published by Edition Hansjörg Mayer, which at the same time feels like an intimate homage to Renner.