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"Aspen: The Magazine in a Box Vol. 1, No. 1" JOHNSON, Phyllis

JOHNSON, Phyllis

Aspen Magazine

1965

12.5" x 9.5"

The inaugural issue of the pioneering magazine of art and culture, edited and published by Phyllis Johnson. Aspen appeared irregularly between 1965 and 1971. This issue was designed by the award-winning Esquire art director George Lois, along with Tom Courtos and Ralph Tuzzo. This copy is complete with all pamphlets as well the flexidisc recordings and all separately inserted ads. Included among the latter is the pamphlet promoting the IBM pavillion at the New York World's Fair, designed by Paul Rand. Publisher's introductory letter and subscription return-envelope laid in.

Aspen was a multimedia magazine published on an irregular schedule by Phyllis Johnson from 1965 to 1971. Described by its publisher as "the first three-dimensional magazine," each issue came in a customized box or folder filled with materials in a variety of formats. This magazine is a must to all students of the artistic ferment of the late 1960s


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