STOMACH, Ernie. Flip-movie, dance alphabet peepshow toy enigma boring book.

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STOMACH, Ernie Flip-movie, dance alphabet peepshow toy enigma boring book New York, Genesis: Grasp Press, 1971

Oblong 8vo. Blue paper covers with stapled spine; obscure illustraiton in black with black title lettering to front cover; unpagenated; slight cover creasing to top of front cover; white stains to black cover; some scuffs on staples; otherwise near fine.

In 1971, a 21 year old named Richard Hell published an artists book (in a run of just 500 copies) under the pseudonym Ernie Stomach. Hell would go onto become a Punk-Rock pioneer and one of the msot dinsticntive personalities of the early New York punk scene, founder of the band Richard Hell and The Voidoids, whose 1977 "Blank Generation" was considered a key catalyst to the movements genesis. Malcolm Mclaren would later state he borrowed Hell's attitude as a template for establishing his own iconic band The Sex Pistols. Stomach's aim was to create a verison of the Roman Alphabet using a naïve and daring typogrpahy of his own invention. His intention was that when stripped bare to an elliptical minimum they would not only be crude in style but also entirely distinct from one another. The authors blurb reads, "Ernie Stomach was born in 1949, but has been 11 years old since 1968".