B. Z. Die Olympia-Drehscheibe. Heute Wird Sie Komplett!
Place Published: Berlin:
Publisher: Wien Internationales Befreiungskomitee,
Date Published: 1968.
Book Id: 17567
17 x 24" poster, offset printed in red and black on newsprint. Folded once, with some toning to extremities; printing a bit blurry and badly registered, presumably as issued; a remarkably preserved, near fine copy. A striking and ingeniously designed poster / broadside issued to protest the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico. The poster appropriates the "hub" design which was a familiar symbol of the games at the time in Berlin. Scissor symbols denote that the hub should be cut out of the paper, and outlines a window that is to be cut out of the hub. The hub is then supposed to be placed over a corresponding circle on the poster, when it in effect becomes a spinner. When you spin the tank on the hub text becomes visible through the window which highlight the social inequalities in Mexico through statistics drawn from the 1967 UN Yearbook. A fascinating example of radical paper machine construction and Situationist-influenced detournement from the German Student Movement.