Bern: Spiral Press, 1960. First Edition. Wraps. Square folio folder in original plain folding slipcase, folder containing loose bifoliums; (8), 44. Minor tearing to folds of slipcase, some fading. Minor edgewear to issue. Complete. Very good plus or better overall. Text in English and German. Very good +. Item #18070
Founded by Dieter Rot and Eugen Gomringer as an "International review for young art," SPIRALE mined the overlap of art and concrete poetry, and this next-to-last issue "reflected the influence of Swiss design in its square format. grid-based layout, and san-serif font" (Allen, ARTISTS' MAGAZINES, p. 300). Contributors to this issue include Bruno Eymann, René Groebli, Siegfried Kuhn, Willi Gasche, Renate Bieseli-van Oyen, Marcel Wyss, E. A. Heiniger, Helmut Lederer, Rolf Schröter, Otto Steinert, Herbert W. Franke, Ben F. Laposky, and Rot himself. "SPIRALE witnessed not only new undertsandings of visual art and language, but also new understandings of role of the magazine itself" (ibid). Produced in relatively small editions (typically in the mid-hundreds), issues are scarce, especially so housed in original folding case.