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Blast Manifesto

Our exclusive reproduction of the cover of Wyndham Lewis' bizarre but influential 1914 publication BLAST, a self-published magazine of his personal policies and politics. Now coming up on its 100th Anniversary, BLAST was, among other things, the world's first "zine" -- long before the word zine was ever thought of.

Associated with Marinetti and the technology-loving "Futurist" painters in Italy, Lewis was a major figure of the early-20th Century British avant-garde. Painter, writer, friend of T.S. Eliot and Ezra Pound, one-man anti-Bloomsbury task-force. An all-round problematic person who dubbed himself "THE ENEMY," Wyndham Lewis was an Outsider Artist and anti-communist (of course, being an artist and an anti-communist is enough to make you an outsider among other artists). Futurism's a thing of the past now, of course, but then today is only yesterday's tomorrow. Lewis' response to "Cubism" was "Vorticism" -- as in the Vortex symbol on the backs of our BLAST shirts.

To be honest,in reading BLAST, I don't really understand what the hell the author's on about most of the time -- if this is a Manifesto, I'm not sure of WHAT. More poetry than politics, far as I can tell. But then, Roxy Music's LP Manifesto was pretty baffling and enigmatic, too. (It also has the word "Blast" in it.)

Neither Roxy's nor Wyndham's really lays out any sort of "plan of action" the way a Manifesto is usually expected to do. They are both much more open-ended works of art subject to personal interpretation. Read more.

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