Typographic magazines: Finding back-issues

Blue's picture

Does anyone know of good resources for finding early back-issues of typographic magazines (such as Dot Dot Dot, Eye, Emigre, and others)? Apart from ebay and abebooks, are there other resources or forums for rare issues?

missgiggles's picture

Creative Review hasw sections on typography.

Blue's picture

Are there resources other than the magazine websites - to find early issues that are "sold out" by Emigre, Dot Dot Dot and Creative Review? For example, where could I possibly find Emigre #1, Dot Dot Dot #1, etc?

Solipsism's picture

You're going to have to hunt. And hopefully you enjoy that hunt.

There's no single source, but bookfinder.com, which is a meta searrch engine for all the major antiquarian book searches (including abebook.com) is probably your best bet. eBay is also a necessary place to check.

Conor's picture

> For example, where could I possibly find …Dot Dot Dot #1

Get in line!


I’d say anything short of calling into Dexter Sinister to hassle Stuart Bailey is a fruitless search. You may be lucky.

Conor's picture

On a related note; while proofing a job in Berlin a couple of years ago I had a bit of free time to explore. Ended up in the Kunsthalle. Saw they had a large collection of books and magazines by the front door, naturally presumed they were for sale, saw they had issues #1, #2 and #3 of Dot Dot Dot. Strolled up to the girl at the counter to pay for them only to be told it was an archive. She sent my red-faced Irish behind back over to put them were I found them.

So I know they have them there, should you ever want to read them.

Si_Daniels's picture

Factoid - the complete set of EYE magazines (picture of the spines) featured in DDD issue 1 belongs to me. That has to earn me double rarity points. :-)

Blue's picture

By the way, in my quest for good resources for back issue of Eye and Baseline, I found this: www.centralbooks.co.uk - prices seem quite reasonable for what's available (which is a lot, but not the very earliest and rarest issues).

Bert Vanderveen's picture

Someway I misfiled Eye #3. The rest sits proudly in a bookcase next to my desk. Does anyone own a leftover #3?

Blue's picture

Bert - I guess that makes you Third Eye Blind?

(Wish I could help you out.)

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