The Situationist Times facsimile
by Jacqueline de Jong
Boo Hooray is proud to present a complete facsimile of The Situationist Times, Jacqueline De Jong's self published periodical, on the 50th anniversary of its inaugural issue.
De Jong, a Dutch artist and graphic designer, joined the Situationist movement in 1960, and quickly assumed a position within the Central Committee. De Jong was determined to make "a completely free magazine, based on the most creative of the Situationist ideas," and in 1962 she began The Situationist Times, a broad representation of a movement that had already become divided into the political and the aesthetic.
The Situationist Times is one of the most visually compelling publications of it's oeuvre, initially printed offset on thick colored paper, eventually shifting to full color lithography, with contributions by artists Asger Jorn, Gruppe SPUR, and Pierre Alechinsky. The magazine also featured contributions by architect Aldo van Eyck, astrophysicist Fred Hoyle, mathematician Walter Eitzmann, and musical composer Peter Schat.
Starting in 1962 there were six issues of The Situationist Times printed before the student uprisings of May '68, leaving a 7th issue compiled but un-published.
Boo-Hooray's facsimile of the The Situationist Times is released in a box set edition of 1000.
The six issues are bound individually and enclosed in a silk-screened slipcase.
The set also includes a 7th issue, with commentary, ephemera and interviews.
The Situationist Times is shipping now.