SecMoCo were invited by the magnanimous Mattew Higgs, via the excellent publishers Book Works, to help design and produce Smash This Puny Existence with the artfully subversive collective known as Inventory. This resulted in the publication taking the form of broadsheet posters– large format, double-sided sheets housed within long cardboard tubes.
First published by Book Works 1999 in an edition of 1,500 copies; edited by Matthew Higgs as part of the series Publish And Be Damned; 6 x b&w double-sided sheets, 678 x 478 mm, rolled and housed in a cardboard tube
Context from the Book Works website:
Smash This Puny Existence emerged from street actions staged by Inventory in streets in London and Glasgow. Overnight, the collective fly-posted a series of newly-commissioned texts and images along with ‘found’ material, transforming two busy thoroughfares into public ‘newspapers’. The street became a discursive, polemical space, a place for the exchange of ideas and information. […] It is a significant contribution to Inventory’s ongoing determination of a ‘fierce sociology’.