In 1973 Billy X. Curmano released the first (and last) volume of his magazine A Volume 1 #1. He contacted and asked individual artists to develop a page for a conceptual magazine. Sixteen responded and their pages have been reproduced exactly as they were submitted.
"A volume 1 #1 was an experiment. Each contributor was given total artistic freedom within the technical and budgetary limitations of the print format available to us in 1973. The Franklin Speed Press was not exceptionally speedy. It consisted of a single pressman that had access to a commercial print shop after hours. A volume 1 #1 was collated and center stapled one by one by hand. Although I was somewhat pleased with the results, I had originally hoped to produce an alphabet of the volumes, A, B, C and so on and on. But then I realized, at least for the moment, I was satisfied. I came to my senses and moved on". - Billy X. Curmano, January 2013
Contributors: Irene Adamczyk, Ralph Andrae, Robert Bowring, Mike Buchta, Jon Christensen, Billy Curman, Michael Gehrke, Ivars 562-5598, Paul Krajniak, Margaret Linn, Ken Loeber, Mark Nitecke, Wendel Alan Pugh, Richard Sauer, Christopher Shadd, Michelle R. Stearns
Details: 24 pp., b/w, letter
Published: 1973, Milwaukee, USA
Edition: Probably 500 copies, but few remain.
Price: $55.00 Art Works USA
Price: 40€ Mark Pezinger Verlag