AL (Actual / Alternative / Artpool Letter), 1983-1985. Samizdat journal
11 issues of a bookwork-like samizdat art magazine published in 1983-1985 by Artpool in Hungarian (with summaries in English) about local and global art events related to the neo-avantgarde (which were “invisible” to the official art press of the time).
The unique character of this publication-series lay in the creative misuse of differing regulations concerning graphical artworks and the press. For this reason, each copy was certified as art, signed, and numbered.
The materials published were produced (recorded, photographed, typed, copied, stamped, bind) and distributed by the editors themselves, and the layout was convergent with mail art and fanzine traditions, done by a trained and talented graphic artist.
- Beöthy, Balázs