pictures and poetry at play: (4) dada and type

These two books don’t promise much from their cover.  However their authors Kurt Schwitters and Ernst Jandl, the design is contemporary by Sabine Schmekel. The publisher calls them typographic picture books. Dada poet Kurt Schwitter wrote several books for children, this  one is based on a whimsical poem first published 1928. Ernst Jandls is my favourite German language poet. Some of his poems have made it into school textbooks, and they are fun for adluts and children.

Review from the Neue Zürcher Zeitung Doppelnippelsks
Doppelmoppel. Typographisches Bilderbuch des Gedichts 
Both out of print, Jandl’s book is not even available sevond hand.



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